"Mark Lloyd" <***@mail.invalid> wrote
| The same with computer GUIs. YOU aren't doing something, but informing
| the computer of what you want.
I don't get the point or the connection there.
In an older car, when you steer or press the brake,
it's a physical operation. When you step on the
accelerator it physically pumps gas into a carburetor.
You have physical control over the operation. With
a newer car you don't. Maybe you're too young to
have ever had to work directly with a carburetor?
There's no software. There's a cable. There's no
fuel injection. The spark is not computer-controlled.
It's sent by a spinning contact inside a distributor
cap, which is driven by the crankshaft. It's all
A computerized car is very different.
Not only is there the risk of remote hacking or
software failure. In the event of something
like a massive solar flare that fries electronics, the
older car will probably keep running. The newer car
will be ruined and unusable.
There are all sorts of issues involved with software
running cars. Bad updates can happen. The software
can be used as an excuse to ban you from fixing your
own car or allowing your mechanic to use 3rd-party
None of that has much of anything to do with
using a computer, so I wonder what point you were
trying to make. Would you equate modern vs older
car with computer vs pencil? There's no useful
analogy to be found there.