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Dumbing down computers in the name of national security?

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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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When I first started university we still had plenty of dumb terminals (with monochrome Green or Orange screens) and sun ray systems
Thin clients / dumb terminals have always been around in the academic world and in large corporate environments




posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 06:32 AM
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If you reread my posts you will see that I specifically mentioned the witholding of next-gen technology. It is common knowledge and not in doubt. The only real question is why. As some have pointed out, the vast majority have little need for even the current potential nevermind the possability of a super-computer-in -a-box. It would be wasted. Now while this in itself is no reason to withhold it is understandable from a financial perspective where only the extreme minority would be interested and price would place it out of the reach of the majority, as has always been the case. Untill such a time as the demand presents itself, there is little point in creating supply, its not a conspiracy, its basic economics.



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