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Computers are actually pretty simple

Computers are actually pretty simple Computers are actually pretty simple
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Computers are actually pretty simple. We’re sitting here on a bench in this cafe. Let’s assume that you understood only the most rudimentary of directions and you asked how to find the rest room. I would have to describe it to you in very specific and precise instructions. I might say, "Scoot sideways two meters off the bench. Stand erect. Lift left foot. Bend left knee until it is horizontal. Extend left foot and shift weight 300 centimeters forward …" and on and on. If you could interpret all those instructions 100 times faster than any other person in this cafe, you would appear to be a magician: You could run over and grab a milk shake and bring it back and set it on the table and snap your fingers, and I’d think you made the milk shake appear, because it was so fast relative to my perception. That’s exactly what a computer does. It takes these very, very simple-minded instructions — "Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it’s greater than this other number"—but executes them at a rate of, let’s say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic. … Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don't have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh.

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Source : Interview by Philip Elmer-Dewitt, February 1985, Playboy

The same can be said of most life and career situations. Let go of your ego, Reno!

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Amen. There is a constructive way to say almost anything. Fear of hurting someone's feelings is lazy and selfish. Thank you for this post. God bless 🙏

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People are trying to find a purpose to live for. So can it be said that when the purpose would be found people would be glad to live. Have faith and believe in god, purpose is coming soon.

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Sadguru ji you're contradicting your own thoughts. If a person isn't experiencing his/her life, how he/she can have problems. It's neutral. So how is there an end of problems ?

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This puts me in the mind of Virginia Woolf's 'A Room of One's Own'.

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