The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker’s Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopaedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.

First, it is slightly cheaper; and second, it has the words “DON’T PANIC” inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.

— Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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2010.10.12 Tuesday ACHK

虛擬機器 5

Copyleft 5

(安:不如延續上次有關電腦的一些話題。)

上次我們講到,「中國特色社會主義」其實是運用了「Virtual Machine」(虛擬機器)這個概念:在「共產主義」的「作業系統」上,運用「資本主義」的程式。

當然,電腦的「Virtual Machine」(虛擬機器)未必可以百分百替代「真實機器」。例如,有些 Virtual Machine 程式寫得不好,未能偵測和連接我的掌上電腦,導致不能和我的掌上電腦交換資料。

雖然 Virtual Machine 程式有時未臻完美,但是它本身已經為電腦民族帶來無數的方便。還有,「Virtual Machine」這個概念本身,已經變成了我一個主要的神奇思考工具。

(安:我都覺得這個概念很有趣。)

另外,「Copyleft」都是運用了「Virtual Machine」概念。還有,更「驚嚇」的是,「Copyleft」其實一個完美的「Virtual Machine」。

— Me@2010.10.11

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