A Conspiracy of Parts

  • Richard Crandall
  • Marvin Levich


When you buy a computer from company X and the next year attempt to add extra memory, also from company X, you often discover that they cannot be used together; you’ll have to buy a new computer as well. If you are foolish enough to buy two or more different kinds of desktop computers for your staff… the expensive software that you buy for one will not run on the other. Rarely will this year’s new program run with a six-year-old operating system… or a ten-year-old machine. A new program may not even run on last year’s model of the same machine. And yet every few years each software package will be “updated” to one with more features and different bugs. You hardly dare pass up the relatively inexpensive update package lest the next generation leaves yours obsolete, incompatible, and unsupported.


Active Organ Alkali Metal Atom Part Expansion Neural Network Design Biological Analogy 
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  • Richard Crandall
  • Marvin Levich

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