@bazbt3 interesting. When we ask "what could possibly go wrong?" the physical possibilities are mostly what I too would have come to mind, the engineer's perspective. "who could possibly have it in for this [project, proposal, group,...] is paranoia.
@mcdemarco The tenacity of the smart posters on ADN is leaving no regrets about renewing. The expectations of the most optimistic investors may not have been met but I get all I need here...and now you provide a recipe to get more. Thanks.
@rabryst just me, maybe you. it wasn't the best example, though I can imagine it is possible...involves thresholding analog information to see it as digital...noisy to be sure but we digital folk have ways to deal with noise.
@sdn I have not yet understood Cerf's concern here. You could store pictures on 8-track if you had to and if enough customers had them [not encrypted] in any media or the cloud, economic incentive exists to provide conversion. Cloud fails if net is down.
@joanna or hemorrhoid , er android devices...those force you to shift to numeric screen when texting a comma. I get stressed over looking even more illiterate than I already am but texting is about FAST communications ...
@larand just now I am hating my ultracheap hemi-droid phone..why oh why put a huge "call" button on a part of the texting UI that virtually guarantees accidental phone calls? [and other similar gripes about UI idiocy. should I consider windows phones?
@johngordon yeah but I find I have much sympathy for “buying HPQ and MSFT is a bet against real progress” idea…HPQ has buried some neat patents bought up with CPQ, MSFT buying Vermeer sunk other promising HTML editors…I went down in those ships.