From: Dave Long (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 14:15:14 PDT
> >And if you can get that time down to a few seconds, then you
> >effectively know everything.
Even few-second latencies won't help in many endeavors, where
you ought to be able to do the right thing immediately.
Knowledge and reason are important in validating and improving
habitual actions, but they can't completely substitute.
OTOH, knowing what can be known in small amounts of time frees
you to evict such things from the cache, and reserve space for
the ephemeral and the essential. Acknowledging that access is
not uniform makes it easier to avoid thrashing.
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