What is software then, really? Just as early filmmakers couldn’t have predicted the level of ongoing interest in their work over a hundred years later, who can say what future generations will find important to know and preserve about the early history of software?
A small code that sounds like a strange noise at the the end of the album will cause the correction software that is installed in all CD players to generate a random number every time the CD is played. If that number was to correspond to the actual position of all electrons in the universe, a very unlikely possibility apparently, the universe could be destroyed.
Inside every dishwasher, refrigerator, and washing machine is a little valve that directs the flow of water. For decades, most of these valves have come from a factory in the northwestern corner of Illinois, but not after today.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte City Council are discussing whether to create “public safety zones,” city areas where people with past arrests would be prohibited from entering.
I was primarily interested in what seemed to me a departure from text for what it might imply about literacy and what we ought to teach students, and more broadly about what this change meant for how humans communicate and share information, knowledge and culture.