Not back then. Now the West is doing what they did...restricting knowledge distribution. Why do you think I keep harping about the same boring thing? It's to counter this compartmentalization I see happening.
And this "compatibility" was the wrong concept. The notion wasn't compatibility; it was parroting a folklore.
That would have been the last thing that could have been done. All of their infrastructure for all things had to go through Moscow. YOu cannot possibly have a net that is in the shape of a wheel with no rim.
Yes, I can understand this preference. pure task, one at a time, flavor of thinking. Any other thinking method had been beaten out of them when young. Those who couldn't change, were end.
I suspect pure math is the only way to be wildly creative without getting shot as an enemy of the state. Whenever I need solace from instanity, I go do some math.
Sigh! YOu keep forgetting about the thinking flows over time. Capitalism is the only way knowledge can be freely disseminated. Dr. Foobar knows how to do Bazzit the best. I hire Dr. Foobar to make my widget Bazzit faster, better, and cheaper (well, he's a miracle worker and can do all three). So my company toodles along for a couple years, and your company decides that it needs to hire my Dr. Foobar. He's willing to go cause 1. you will pay him double and 2. he's bored at my place (I've been setting on my laurels watching money come in and have forgotten that grownup kids need new things to do.
history was: PDP1
On 24 May 2006 10:29:15 -0700 in alt.folklore.computers, I am certain that every engineer here has a case where...
One of today's problems is that there is no longer a single pool that keeps acquired knowledge all in one place for dips when needed. We are no longer guarding the archives of our seed corn.
He was wrong. ASk any female or watch how gossip travels and is applied to solve the problems.
Security through obscurity has existed for a long time. The Cold War response to do intellectualy stuff because of Sputnik was a new way of waging war...
Now consider the existence of an enemy whose goal is to do all internals 100% destruction. Survival is a non-goal; not dying has almost been defined as the...
The way AI has become the magic elixer to solve all questions and problems? He was wise not to.
Quite a few were like that. They must have talked while the toilets were flushing. I don't understand how these people could restrain creativity that has to come out. It may explain the country's alcoholism.
It's no different. Only the centers have moved.