I love IP Tables....

David G. Miller dave at davenjudy.org
Fri Jun 1 03:05:20 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 13:36 -0400, William Case wrote:
> > shouldn't a computer be a device that helps people with a reduced
> > metal capacity overcome the trials and frustrations of life not
> > increase those difficulties.
See "No Silver Bullet - Essence and Accident in Software Engineering" by Fred Brooks in the 20th anniversary edition of "The Mythical Man-Month".  Computers can only remove that which is accidental to a problem.  People still have to solve the essence of the problem on their own.


P.S. I used to work with a Bill Case when I was at TRW in the mid-1980s. Like me, you are cursed with a common name but I try to re-connect when I see a name I recognize even if the odds are astronomically against me.

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
-- Ambrose Bierce

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