Thursday, December 15, 2005

The cost of the 'Status Quo'

A rootkit you can't uninstall by ZDNet's Phil Windley -- Last night I was reading an article about the birth of the DC-3, one of the world's classic airplanes. What caught my attention was the fact that the DC-3 was designed and built just 30 years after the Wright brothers made their first flight. The DC-3 was arguably the first modern airliner in form [...]


The article above is interesting. And it points at a very serious problem. Might also help explain why we are willing to think it a sign of 'progress' that we are only going to take 15 years to go back to the moon, when it took us less than that to go from first satelite to first man on the moon. How did we get so afraid?


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