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Computer? We need a new name

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Tregg Smith
Mar22-11, 02:53 AM
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I feel the term computer no longer fits what most people do with the thing. Deep inside it's juggling a lot of numbers but on the surface for most users it's about humanity's favorites: information gathering, socializing and gossip, porn, shopping, file sharing, time wasteing etc. These things are far from actual computing. I've been thinking about it but nothing as yet comes to mind. Would anybody care to contribute?
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Mar22-11, 07:56 AM
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Well to compute is to calculate and at the base level, that is all they do.

Name seems fine to be.
Mar22-11, 08:00 AM
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Mar22-11, 11:32 AM
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Computer? We need a new name

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Porn Machine

But seriously, I think the name is the last thing we should be worried about changing.

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