Computers are illogical machines in dire need of a total overhaul, and the information technology industry is completely screwed up, academics and engineers told IT workers at an Association for Computing Machinery conference. “The vast majority of computers have few interactive features and are largely unable to forecast human behavior, William Buxton said, rendering them less advanced than airport toilets that flush automatically when the user departs the stall.” Read the complete article “Scientists, engineers rail at PC industry” from Yahoo News.
IT industry is completely screwed up
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