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Alaric B. Snell scripsit:
> I'm concerned that people think it's normal for protocols, languages, and so
> on to be used for things they were never designed for.
> Because it will only be by luck or by hacks that it will be as good as those
> tasks as things that were *designed* for them.
Call it luck or hacks if you will, but generalized solutions consistently
have specialized ones for lunch. Wolves were designed for the boreal forest;
we were designed for the African savanna. Who's winning in Canada and
even Siberia today?
Similarly, who uses special-purpose word processors any more? Generalized
computers with appropriate software have destroyed them, and typewriters too,
a result *nobody* foresaw when computers were first designed.
With techies, I've generally found John Cowan
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