HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing

James B DiGriz jbdigriz at dragonsweb.org
Wed Mar 11 21:10:13 CDT 2020

On Thu, 12 Mar 2020 01:30:46 +0100
Tomasz Rola via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> In a future, all corpos will belong to AIs. And I guess AIs will be
> interested in discovering more about their, hum, ancestry. And they
> will be able to track down all remaining shoe boxen with punch cards,
> and use hobbyists for mutual fun.
> So all that is required is to convince current management that those
> old tapes and plans and manuals have great value, which then can be
> mined with some "deep CEO", once it inevitably comes. They should
> believe it.

Ha, ha, only serious? Sometimes you have to wonder, though, if either
men or machines will care at that point.

It takes a mind, always a mind, to abstract meaning from each step through which the machine is directed by its specific man-built mechanism.

Stanley L Jaki

"Brain, Mind, and Computers"

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