Fwd: Crypto AG
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Tue Feb 18 15:30:02 CST 2020
On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 1:20 PM Jim Manley via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 4:08 PM Toby Thain via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Is this blather on topic?
> > If so I need to be on a different list.
> Go ahead, if you think you can enjoy ignoring the reality that exists
> outside an imaginary bubble. Computing was, and is, used for all sorts of
> useful purposes, including protecting people from their own negligence. We
> crossed the Rubicon in the late 1980s when it comes to preventing world
> hunger, because without computing and high-speed telecommunications,
> production and distribution of food world-wide for a population closing in
> on eight billion people would be impossible. Likewise for pretty much any
> economic undertaking in any sector, anywhere, these days. Look what's
> happening to the supply chains coming out of China now that 1.3 billion
> people are increasingly being quarantined in response to a virus with a
> speck of RNA that kills.
> Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them,
> even if subsequent stanzas may only rhyme. That includes computing
> history, as it's been entwined in making all of our existences possible.
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