On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 1:45 AM, Ulrich Hansen <email@example.com
> Am 05.11.2010 19:23, schrieb Valessio Brito:
>> My Opinion:
>> 4. The Lisp Machine, a proposal is noisy, dark and mechanics. Lack
>> the human touch.
>> My proposal for a vote: Each proposal must have an objective
>> presentation of inspiration and creation.
>> The interpretation or vision of creation is interesting to see if it
>> corresponds to Debian.
> Thanks for criticising. I try to answer and to present my idea. Sorry if
> it's a bit lengthy.
> I wouldn't put technology in a position where it stands against humanity or
> a human touch. In contrary: Deeply human ideas can be the driving force for
> technological development - think of the AT&T charta: "The general route of
> the lines of this association will connect one or more points in each and
> every city, town or place in the State of New York... with one or more
> points in each and every other of the United States, and in Canada and
> Mexico; and each and every of said cities, towns and places is to be
> connected with each and every other city, town or place in said states and
> countries, and also by cable and other appropriate means, with the rest of
> the known world." What an idea. To connect everyone with everyone. In 1923.
> Another idea like this was written down in August 1983: The plan to build "a
> complete Unix-compatible software system for standard hardware
> architectures, to be shared freely with everyone". Richard Stallman wrote
> these lines on the first pages of his "Lisp Machine Window Manual". He hid
> the idea in a computer manual, one month before he went public with it in
> his famous "Free Unix!" mail. The idea to enable people to develop and work
> with software in a community, where everyone is free to share ideas and
> The Lisp Machine on the photograph, on which my theme is based, may look
> dark and mechanical (and even a bit dusty). But it's the product of years of
> work of a human being, of Richard Greenblatt, once called "hacker of
> In his book "Hackers" Steven Levy describes Greenblatt as student in 1963:
> "He was turning out an incredible amount of code, hacking as much as he
> could, or sitting with a stack of print-outs, marking them up. He'd shuttle
> between the PDP-1 and TMRC, with his head fantastically wired with the
> structures of the program he was working on (...). To hold that
> concentration for a long period of time, he lived, as did several of his
> peers, the thirty-hour day. It was conducive to intense hacking, since you
> had an extended block of waking hours to get going on a program, and, once
> you were really rolling, little annoyances like sleep need not bother you.
> The idea was to burn away for thirty hours, reach total exhaustion, then go
> home and collapse for twelve hours. An alternative would be to collapse
> right there in the lab.“
> Some may call this inhuman. And its not healthy anyway. But I think it is
> just freedom. To fully explore logical problems and to solve them the most
> elegant way. To hand-assemble a machine like the one on the photograph. And
> not to stop until it is perfect.
> This is what I tried to photograph and to put in my artwork. And I think
> it's obvious why I think it would be a great fit for Debian GNU/Linux.
> thanks for reading this, regards
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