[LMB] How demons work: what happened to the heat energy?

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Aug 6 13:12:52 BST 2016


On Fri, 5 Aug 2016 13:11:52 -0400, Walter S Bushell <proto at panix.com>
wrote:

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>> On Aug 4, 2016, at 15:33, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
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>> On Aug 4, 2016, at 10:55 AM, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
>>> clarkes third law: a sufficiently advanced technology is is indistinguishable for magic
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>> Or, any sufficiently advanced technology iis indistinguishable from a rigged demo. First heard this in the mid-80's, because of the group I hung with. 
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>Ah, yes. A bane of computer programmers who prototype a demo of what the application will look 
>like and management wants to put it into production immediately if not sooner.
>
>Typically before an application is ready for use, it no longer satisfies the business needs.

It's somebody or other's Law: "Any working IT system is obsolete."
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