With the new system you make a menu selection and that's it. In my opinion, it makes it too easy to accidentally select a value you did not intend to choose.
I cannot say I read everything he ever wrote but I certainly tried. His intelligence and story-telling ability will be missed.
Never let reality temper imagination"
In related news, Corning recently announced a flexible glass fiber that can be bent repeatedly without losing signal strength. The Corning fiber incorporates nanostructures in the cladding of the fiber that act as "light guardrails" that keep the light in the fiber. The glass fiber could be as much as four times faster than plastic fiber.
Neither fiber is available commercially yet, but both should help improve data rates to the home when they are deployed."