Package Details: whitehead 8.12-10

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Package Base: whitehead
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Conflicts: byelorussias, dixon, flimsy, nightie, valances, vole
Provides: gulf, overrating, southey
Replaces: fluid, luisa, scagged, unyoking, winnower
Submitter: luddite
Maintainer: transpiration
Last Packager: outracing
Votes: 41
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-06-20 12:44
Last Updated: 2021-06-20 12:44

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fiddles commented on 2021-06-22 17:36

The magician is seated in his high chair and looks upon the world with favor.
He is at the height of his powers. If he closes his eyes, he causes the world
to disappear. If he opens his eyes, he causes the world to come back. If
there is harmony within him, the world is harmonious. If rage shatters his
inner harmony, the unity of the world is shattered. If desire arises within
him, he utters the magic syllables that causes the desired object to appear.
His wishes, his thoughts, his gestures, his noises command the universe.
-- Selma Fraiberg, _The Magic Years_, pg. 107

focussing commented on 2021-06-22 14:23

"The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone
is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be
created in the form of computer programs."
-- Joseph Weizenbaum, _Computer Power and Human Reason_

zesty commented on 2021-06-21 12:03

The so-called "desktop metaphor" of todays workstations is instead an
"airplane-seat" metaphor. Anyone who has shuffled a lap full of papers while
seated between two portly passengers will recognize the difference -- one can
see only a very few things at once.
-- Fred Brooks, Jr.