TRY THAT WITH A PALMTOP
Lew than two hours later I was ensconced me af
airliner coach scat and bound for the West Coss. A
carry-on containing various necessities I dkin't
want to give the airline a chance to lose was wonder the
seat in front of me. A briefcase was on my knees, conm-
my mobile antivirus lab: a laptop computer,
CD-ROM, and a modem. Some people ask me why 1
iJ] lug a laptop around, when the newer notebook and
computers are so light, compact, and power-
ful. For one thing, I like a real keyboard; Chiclets are
fine for chewing, lousy for typing on. For another, my
contains three coprocessor boards that allow me
to run just about any currently used operating system—
try that with a palmtop.
-” Once we were airborne, I called George again so he
could fill me in on some more details.
“Goodknight,”” he said, “is an AI program that is
eed to teach itself how to play chess.”
@lonnon ah yes when companies sit on a trove of knowledge and keep anyone from using it even while they don't use it themselves.
There should be a law making companies use it or lose it.