What did computers without screens do?

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Fri Dec 18 08:40:51 CST 2015

    > From: Chuck Guzis

    > It's also occurred to me that without screens, we might be better off
    > today ... The average web-surfing experience blasts the user with tons
    > of filigree and useless data, but very little useful information. ...
    > Web sites that have multi-megabyte splash screens that serve no purpose
    > other than tell you that you've arrived.

Agree completely. The amount of useless 'eye candy' on the average Web page
is, well, appalling. But then again, the low S/N on developing technologies,
as worthless content expands faster than high quality - well, that's nothing
new, look at TV.

    > (oh boy, am I going to get flack on this one)

Not so much! Most seem to agree, actually! :-)

    > Data is cheap and Parkinson's law applies.

"90% of _everything_ is crap!"


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