[FoRK] Programming languages, operating systems, despair and anger

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Nov 14 07:17:59 PST 2009


On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 06:40:55AM -0600, Russell Turpin wrote:

> Yep. Which causes me to notice that we have not yet automated
> plumbing. When our water pipes leak, we still call a guy in a truck.

Of course you realize that plumbing is a hard problem. Arguably,
Turing-complete, or nearly. Making plumbing easier would require
complete overhaul of our infrastructure.

It would be much easier to just grow stuff in place.


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