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Old 05 May 2005   #46
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G.I.G.O. Was a favorite credo in the early 80's,... it stood for 'Garbage In Garbage Out' which is still true today.


Actually - it is still taught today - I think it is a 'timeless truth'

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Old 05 May 2005   #47
Deep thought: "42".
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Old 05 May 2005   #48
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I don't know just how primitive computers were in Picasso's days, but if they had the ability to at least crunch some numbers, then they are definitely useful for the right people.


Consider the state of computing in the 1960's:
No personal computers -- that wouldn't happen until the late 1970's at the earliest. Only medium to large labs could afford mini-computers such as the PDP series. However as early as 1963, Dr. Douglas Engelbart had already demonstrated a system that used a mouse as a pointing device. But it was not until 1973 that the graphical user interface was developed, featuring windows, icons, menus and pointers. And not until the 1980's did graphical interfaces finally become available to consumers (albeit wealthy ones) on microcomputers.
 
Old 05 May 2005   #49
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Deep thought: "42".


How many times will I have to stress...the bl**d* answer is 47...I know it's difficult to compreh...*
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Old 05 May 2005   #50
Taken generally, the quote is saying that tools don't matter, only people, because people are creative, etc. Very nice. ...

Computers are a tool, and tools are useful. Anyone who would like to argue that they aren't needs a swift kick in the rear.
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