Gloomy Monday Thoughts About Computers

half-baked and not thoroughly thought-through bathroom musings about computers as weapons in search of civilian applications

Mon, 1 Aug 2022

Today being the first day of autumn in the old Celtic calendar, and a gloomy Monday to boot, I find myself having some gloomy thoughts about computers.

There are all sorts of implications, many of them nasty, and I’d rather not think too deeply about them because my day job depends on my willingness to program computers instead of taking a sledgehammer to every FCC Class B computing device in reach while staging a one-man Butlerian Jihad. After all, a single exasperated man with a blunt instrument does not a Luddite revolution make.

Nevertheless, even if this seems like heresy coming from somebody like me, computers may have been a bigger mistake than the development of nuclear weapons.