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[SEQ RERUN] Engelbart: Insufficiently Recursive

1 Post author: MinibearRex 26 November 2012 01:05AM

Today's post, Engelbart: Insufficiently Recursive was originally published on 26 November 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


The development of the mouse did lead to a productivity increase. But it didn't lead to a major productivity increase at creating future productivity increases. Therefore, the recursive process didn't take off properly.

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