You know, we let the genie out of the bottle. If we could go back 20 years, and given what we know, would we have done the internet release any different? I have written that this old guy was appalled at the lackadaisical manner in which it was thrown out to the public. The taxpayer funded its development. Ah, so many discussion to have there.
So, oops all around, don't you think?
But, the computer, in general, is still a source of all sorts of oops. So, we'll get back to that. I have been doing Quora for almost two years now. It has a question-answer format, but it also supports blogs. So, I'll be doing a blog there and here.
A question of late: If the US lost billions in the housing bubble burst of '07 and '08 (I lost 2/3 of my 401k), but it was all on paper, where did the money go? The link is to my answer. I have talked about that event here and in the Fedaerated blog. So, here are some of those posts there.
- Cheshire multiple (2014), Magical multiplier (2015), Let them eat cake (2015), Beyond your wildest dreams (2015), Dampening the magical multiple (2015)
Posts in related blogs: Genie out of the bottle and Bottles and genies.
Remarks: Modified: 03/31/2017