[oclug][OT] Standing on the shoulders of giants
rod at giffinscientific.com
Thu Nov 28 18:09:32 EST 2002
On Thu, 2002-11-28 at 16:23, Brian's Linux Box wrote:
> I was patting
> myself on the back for using linux to make something like this possible
> without spending a ton of money.
I'll pat you on the back Brian, that sounds like a very practical little
script there. That was a good idea.
> Follow the chain from the phone line at my house to my ear at a remote
> location and there is probably several millions of dollars worth of software
> and hardware to deliver a message that is usually worthless. Crazy world
> we've got going here isn't it?
Ironic isn't it? Your message goes through $450 million worth of
equipment just so your great aunt Sally can invite you over for tea when
you're not home.
It's not the individual message that's important here though, it's the
fact you can now receive it even whether you're in Renfrew or in Ottawa
or Hong Kong. There are entire product lines that are based around less
of a premise than that.
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