The Failure of the Digital Computer

> ...We are reaching the software event horizon. Somehow we have employed more and more people to write software of less and less quality to satisfy an insatiable market for computer programs. As these programs perform more poorly than their predecessors, we find ourselves buying upgrades more frequently, and the demand for programmers increases to compensate for their lower effective productivity....

“Novgorod” was a monitor built for the Imperial Russian Navy in the 1870s. One of the most unusual warships ever constructed, in naval myth survives as one of the worst warships ever built.

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