"The View from Chaos Manor" RIP Jerry Pournelle

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"The View from Chaos Manor" RIP Jerry Pournelle

Post by mediatechnology » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:15 am

RIP Jerry Pournelle
The View from Chaos Manor

...his BYTE Magazine column was one of the two best known columns in the computer industry, continuing from 1980 to 2008.
Read Damore v. Google and ask yourself the following questions:
Are Googlers really the people you want in charge of your search results, browser, data or operating system?
Would you be comfortable riding in a Google self-driving car knowing that Googlers might want you dead just because they don't like you?
Would you trust a Googler with your children?

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Re: "The View from Chaos Manor" RIP Jerry Pournelle

Post by brianroth » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:57 pm

For many years that was the first thing I read every month in Byte Magazine.

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Re: "The View from Chaos Manor" RIP Jerry Pournelle

Post by plupo » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:19 pm

Great respect for the man !I returned to Italy from Seattle in the '84 with a clear idea: have a Byte subscription at home and read Chaos Manor.
RIP Jerry and put a LAN down there !

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