Re: How is typical home computer used today?
On 11/12/2014, Lisi Reisz <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 11 December 2014 06:17:39 Bret Busby wrote:
>> And, with all of the definitions and contentions that people have, is
>> a gateway/firewall server, as a single point of access to the
>> Internet, and, also, as a separate device, a modem/router, that allows
>> four connections from behind it, which modem router includes a
>> coinfigurable firewall, and other configurable settings, not, by the
>> various definitions given, qualified to be regarded as a "Multi-seat
> No, because mulit-seta refers ot multiple people not multiple functions.
And, so did my exaples, refer to computers that service multiple
people, rather than being multi-functional;
a gateway/firewall server, as a single point of access to the Internet
which, inherently, is a computer to which many people can connect,
and, use its functionality, simultaneously
a modem/router, that allows four connections from behind it
thence, a device, that, through its funtionality, constitutes a
computer, does it not, and, which, through its four sockets, includes
provision for four connections; thence, four separate computers, or,
four separate LANs, and, their inherent users, making it a computer
that can service multiple people, simultaneously.
Thus, do these two (and, I gave only two, but, many more exist)
examples meet the definition given, of "multi-seat".
As do also, the toy computers (which have been acknowledged, on
occasion, as being the most powerful computers to generally be found
in homes), such as nintendo 64's, and Wii systems, that provide
> Bret, it is an acknowledged term. The fact that you do not know it, does
> in any way invalidate it. There are many things that I don't know. That
> does not invalidate them.
I make the point that the term is a malapropism. Not that it is
invalid. A car central computer, which performs functions like heating
the seats, and, determining which seats are occupied, to illuminate
"seatbelt not fastened on seat <position indicator>", are "multi-seat
computers" ; computers that do not include, provide, or, service,
seating, or, otherwise, interface directly, with the things upon which
people sit, are, surely not correctly to be named, "multi-seat
computers", are they?
Hence, is the term, in the context that it has been otherwise used in
this thread, to refer instead, to multi-user computers, not a
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