Position & proposal

Paul Prescod papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 14:28:14 -0400 (EDT)

> Perhaps it's simply philosophical, but I believe that any computer
> resource is inherently cheaper than 1 second of a user/programmer's
> time.
> Hence 1 user = 1+ cpu and all resources. Once you begin timesharing, you
> create artifical scarcity (artificial in the sense that it's
> unnecessary)

Unfortunately, we don't all live in a perfect world. If I have a choice of
time-sharing or computing on a paper and pencil, I'll go for the time-sharing.
But even in a world where we all have our own computers and CPUs, don't we
time-share the computers that route our packets, serve our webpages and
maintain our bank accounts?

 Paul Prescod