SimonC

SimonC

  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    Another absolutely hugely labour-saving machine is the fridge-freezer, in terms of reducing the need for real-time cooking, and shopping or other gathering of daily fresh produce. And while it's not an individual household gadget, the networked / distributed city-wide machine...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    This is a really important question and a complete 'sleeper' in terms of general public consciousness, where it ought to be far higher up the order of the public policy debate. Instead of being debated directly, it tends to be...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Halting State
    Re: Not sure that they can interfere with either brakes or steering. Steering, definitely on modern stuff. Modern cars do not rely on muscle power from the driver, and even hydraulic power steering is now almost extinct on new cars....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Halting State
    Once reason that Second Life out-punches its weight in terms of mind-share is its name, which is a very good one for the lay public and general media to get a handle on. It neatly sums up the concept of...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Halting State
    By chance I re-read Halting State last week for (I think) the third time and was pleased to note that the passage of time has not spoiled it. ISTR that someone here, possibly OGH himself, said a while back that...
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