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+ - The Luddite Fallacy - "The Only Important Invention"-> 1

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mcwop
mcwop writes "The following statement from the linked blog post is the perfect ask Slashdot question:

"pretty much every important invention of the modern world — trains, planes, automobiles, air conditioning, antibiotics, painkillers, telephones, radio/television, computers — had already been invented and was in at-least-fairly widespread use when I was growing up in the sixties. The only thing since then has been the internet."

So, is the Internet the only important invention in recent times?"

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+ - Maryland Set To Tax Custom Computer Programming 1

Submitted by mcwop
mcwop (31034) writes "Maryland passed legislation to apply a new six percent sales tax (more) to "custom computer programming" and other computer and hardware related services. As a purchaser of these services, it will be interesting to see what the impact is. In-house IT and buying out of state may have become attractive options, as well as the extra money cutting into other projects."

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.

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