Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×
User Journal

Journal technoCon's Journal: why technoCon, part deux

I am also something of a contrarian where it comes to technology.

1) A Jaguar design engineer told me once he was into CAD: cardboard aided design. Don't mess with a complicated finite element analysis when you can answer a question with something simple and low-tech.

2) I agree with Clifford Stoll's notion that libraries and schools can get along quite nicely with minimum computerization. Give me stacks to walk through and see which books are shelved next to each other. On the other hand, if you could put all the content of a decent library online, that'd be way cool to google THAT.

"Engineering meets art in the parking lot and things explode." -- Garry Peterson, about Survival Research Labs

Working...