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:c.rel: Quick Unified Zotticism
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- Subject: :c.rel: Quick Unified Zotticism
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 23:17:10 +0900
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> Are unified field theories of software design realistic goals, or just
> Quixoticisms we share with each other?
Here's how it works. There are MANY possible
Unified Field (nice term, thank you) organizations
of software-- Unix, APL, Perl, Macintosh, Windows,
Java-- all of which propound overarching, compelling
ways to organize the whole universe of software.
ZigZag is another one.
And there is no determinate reason to choose one over
This is in the realm of religion. Which is why I hope
to do this book, "Computer Religions."
At 01:50 PM 6/24/98 +1000, you wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 23, 1998 at 03:17:42AM -0400, Laurie Spiegel wrote:
>> For those familiar with Mac, Apple's OpenDoc and Cyberdog may furnish
>> examples of related thinking, and for others more familiar with music
>> technology, the modular analog synthesis architectures of the 1960s versus
>> the complex "Sequencer" "applications" of today could illustrate the point.
>Excellent examples. You're clearly a generalist after my own heart.
>> (Does any one else remember "Ocham" - Oxford Univ's elegantly simple
>> for distributed transputer networks a couple decades back?)
>Yes indeed! Well pointed out.
>> Are unified field theories of software design realistic goals, or just
>> Quixoticisms we share with each other?
>Share and enjoy,
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