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Imagine if the “file recovery” dialogue were in real life; if your brain said “Unsaved anger and resentment found. Would you like to recover these feelings?” I hope to be able to click “NO.” But don’t forget that being angry for more than a moment is to continually click “YES.”

A new Weinstein hierarchy (in  which the naive interpretation reflects the nuanced one): 1. Naive (childish): the computer is the monitor/screen; 2. Learned: the computer is the grey box; 3. Nuanced: the computer’s virtual space manifests in the brain, via the screen.

Software should be written to deal with every conceivable error, no matter how unlikely; sooner or later a packet will come in with that particular combination of errors and attributes, and unless the software is prepared, chaos can ensue.— Jon Postel, RFC 1122