Sunday, July 31, 2005

Digital Revolution

Revolutions come when the thesis of ruling paradigm creates its own antithesis. Marx predicted that the very thing which constitutes capitalism will lead to its downfall. Though it didnt happen Marx was really right in the way revolutions occur.
So is the case of digital computing or computing in a "discrete" "digital" manner. The inherent discreteness in its nature the clear cut division of 0 and 1. The logic crispness of if then else tends to limit it. Though modern dey computers are good number crunching machines and bear there lineage to Turing's machine and Neumann architecture the need for today is not number crunching but networking, data analysis(much more than statistical analysis), AI etc.
(To be continued)

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