Acts of Volition

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nathan -

The most amazing times over the past four years in a computer engineering program were when seemingly seperate areas of study began to converge, eventually revealing about ten layers of major abstractions that go from the math used to decsribe the motion of particles all the way up to software engineering.

Joel complains that he is being dragged into lower absractions as problems leak through. I agree with his asserted law and with the necessity to understand lower levels to really understand the level you want to work at. However there are many more layers below that he doesn't ever worry about... instruction set architecture, logic design and layout, semiconductors, particle physics. Those levels rarely leak all the way up to the top. So yes there are leaks, but they rarely traverse more than a couple levels.
<p>"<i>If I have seen further, it is only because I have stood on the shoulders of giants</i>" - Isaac Newton

Jesus -

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A Sweeping Declaration

(having only intrinsic form with little or no attempt at pictorial representation or narrative content)

follows:

The informed know that Christmas and especially Santa Claus are an insidious way to get parents to unwittingly teach their next generation that it's really ok to lie.

Imagine also if the Congregational Intelligence could be somehow instigated to reproach those who might chose to refrain from this perverted activity.

humbug

Isaac -

To the poster Jesus:

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Santa -

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Isaac,

Your post and gift provide corroboration for my words.

intentional or unwitting.

thanks

ps. nice biblical name