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From: Dave Horsfall <dave@horsfall.org>
To: Computer Old Farts Followers <coff@tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [COFF] The Z3
Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 09:56:24 +1000 (EST)
Message-ID: <alpine.BSF.2.21.9999.2105120951260.12660@aneurin.horsfall.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210511220607.GA29303@tau1.ceti.pl>

On Wed, 12 May 2021, Tomasz Rola wrote:

>> Pity it got destroyed when the joint was bombed...
>
> A pity or not a pity at all... It was a remarkable achievement of 
> engineering but I am happy it did not get appreciation in the eyes of 
> contemporary German authorities. In such case it would inevitably be 
> used to prolong WW2 to detriment of everybody involved.

Well, any technology can be used for malicious purposes; look at how the 
N*zis employed IBM tabulators with Watson's full knowledge (they went via 
a Swiss intermediary -- look up "Dehomag" to find the book).

> Technology is deeply involved in life and its contorted ways.

Indeed...

-- Dave
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  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-11 23:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-11 21:00 Dave Horsfall
2021-05-11 22:06 ` Tomasz Rola
2021-05-11 23:56   ` Dave Horsfall [this message]
2021-05-12 16:55     ` Tomasz Rola

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