"Computers are the children of the human race’s mind, and as they become
intimately involved in new aspects of our lives, we keep stumbling into
semantic minefields, where commonly understood terms turn out to have no
single, well-agreed-upon meaning across all parts of society. These
conflicts all have a quiet drama, because on the definition of these
‘‘commonly understood’’ terms turns questions of social control with
profound implications for our human lives."
Essential reading, like the 2010 essay "Falsehoods Programmers Believe
about Names" which he references.
Share and enjoy,
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics