Michael Farris wrote: > > Zeno wrote: > > > On Sat, 5 Sep 1998 15:55:15 +0200, you wrote: > > >In other words, computer nerd in Silicon valley doesn't have a more highly > > >developed brain than hunter gatherer in the rain forest (or desert). > > If my brain cannot be developed, then why on Earth do I spend so much > > time trying to learn new things (like an IAL)? > > Education is not the same thing as development (which I meant to be understood > as an evolutionary term) I repeat, Computer programmer has the same brain (in > evolutionary terms) as hunter gatherer. We computer guys have auxiliary external silicon brains; it makes more sense to develop them. But a more perfect language is needed, both for the interface and internally.