Hardware architecture used to be fun, now it's all just physics
Stephen Bailey stashed this in Stuff I Worked On
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This is long, but awesome if you lived through it.
[yes, I know: is there anything less webby than a PDF?]
There are few things less webby than PDF. One day we'll preview or translate or something.
It's the ultimate long tail of walled balcony gardens! [too bad nobody will ever enjoy the awesomeness of the PDF itself cuz the discontinuity is just too brutal -- thanks a lot Adobe, you with your army of creatives]
Please don't don't pull the web through the knot-hole and leave the documents behind! :-)