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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Networks and representation

It is considered that it was the Greeks who created democracy, now a Cardiff University Professor is speculating that they may have invented the computer as well.

The Welsh Assembly has famously laid claim to being one of the most hi-tech democratic institutions in the World. This is despite the fact that the technology does not work properly most of the time. It is bad enough having to work with networked computers but when they are combined with a double firewalls, severe system paranoia and broadband links in constituency offices that have all the consistency and speed of treacle then it is little wonder that AMs and their staff are so frustrated by it all.

If the Greeks sought to combine the two as well then it is little wonder that their democracy was short-lived.
Comments:
what strange place is this...
... am I dead??

B-0

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Cardiff University are well behind the times:

In the 1950s, the British archaeologist Derek De Solla Price proposed that it was an analog computer

See Wikipedia,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism

for more details
 
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