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Re: The "Future" Fallacy

At 7:24 AM 12/6/95, [email protected] wrote:
>From: Duncan Frissell
>Bill Gates (like Mister Newt before him) committed what I call the Future
>Fallacy in "The Road Ahead."  Page 106.
>"Soon any child old enough to use a computer will be able to transmit coded
>messages that no government on earth will find easy to decipher."
>Billg is an optimist.
>What's wrong with this picture, Duncan?

I found nothing wrong or incorrect with the quote Duncan attributed to Bill
Gates (I haven't read Gates' book).

I couldn't understand Duncan's koan, shrugged, and moved on.

--Tim May

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