Snap quiz: desk stuff

David Cantrell david at
Thu Nov 23 20:31:04 GMT 2006

On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 06:00:05PM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 05:49:42PM +0000, Stig Brautaset wrote:
> [...]
> > Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away. I'm on the
> > right way; I don't actually own any computing device more powerful than a
> > TI-89 calculator...
> If you have any sort of consumer electronics produced in the last five or so
> years, it will have a CPU in it more powerful than that old thing.
> This includes stuff like radios and telephones.

I'd not be surprised if my bloody *fridge* did.

When it broke shortly after I bought it, the technician who came to fix
it just did a firmware upgrade.

David Cantrell | London Perl Mongers Deputy Chief Heretic

Computer Science is about lofty design goals and careful algorithmic
optimisation.  Sysadminning is about cleaning up the resulting mess.

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