[Foundation-l] Long-term archiving of Wikimedia content

David Goodman dgoodmanny at gmail.com
Wed May 6 19:46:30 UTC 2009

additionally, a simple lens can be ground  with hand tools and no
preexisting technology except glassmaking to produce several hundred
power magnification

David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 11:01 AM, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What are you using to compare the quality of optics to the quality of computers?
> * For example, having optics for 2700 years and having computers for
> somewhat more than 50 years.
> * Optics is able to help humans with disabilities for a long time,
> while computers are just starting with that task.
> * Optics is able to reach events around the beginning of the Universe,
> while computers are starting now to make really big things (for
> example, really useful Internet for a lot of humans exists a couple of
> years).
> * A lot of basic cures invented thanks to optics.
> * Thanks to optics we are able to make computers.
> * Generally, everything which differs one simple technology from the
> complex contemporary technology depends on optics.
> Of course, it is [still] not possible to compare such things exactly;
> as well as such comparison may be a good source for parody. And, of
> course, computers started to help in all of those fields, but,
> generally, the most of ordinary things around us still depend much
> more on optics than on computers.
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