The more things change, the more they stay the same . . .
I found this in my morning rotation via Brad Feld’s Feld Thoughts blog. It’s a video of an MIT professor explaining how the university used the IBM supercomputer. So many of the points he makes are the identical problems that designers and engineers site today. It’s quite interesting.
The question that comes to mind is, are these problems fundamental computer issues, or are they fundamental to our paradigm about computing machines. In other words, does the way we thing about computers constrain our ability to use them more effectively.