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Re: ATI video comes out of the closet



>
> There is a fundamental difference between computers and bridges and
> elevators.
>
> That difference is its intended function.
>
> A bridge is designed to carry loads up to a maximum weight across a fixed
> and known horizontal distance.  An elevator, the same, across a vertical
> distance.
>
> A computer is a general-purpose device.
>
> Computers can be made to be extremely reliable if they are designed for a
> single purpose, too.  And some of the extremely reliable computers are not
> even expensive -- when is the last time you had to reboot the thermostat
> that controls the air conditioner in your house?
>
> A general purpose device, by its nature, is a much more complex problem to
> solve.
>
> Which doesn't mean that it will never be solved.  It just means that we're
> not there yet.
>
> The Romans were building bridges 2000 years ago and bridges still fail
> occasionally.

Nice retort. Well put :)

Chris

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