Not to be outdone by Xah's rants, I introduce this perilous symantec\nparadox.\nI come from an engineering background with little help from English classes.\nI found out early that English and logic don't mix:\ni = i + 1 is surely not a Engineering concept! The biggest fopa in engineering\nis a "conceptual error". Its akin to touching "the third rail" in a subway transit system.\nI think that before programming accumen there were "only" engineers. In fact it was invented\nby engineers. But i = i + 1 to an engineer, is a "fopa", an indication of an idiot.\nHow does that resolve when the monicker "software 'engineer'" is bestowed upon graduates of\ncomputer science. There is no such thing as computer "science"! Computers aren't a science!\nElectronic "test tube" gating is a "science", jk-flip flop, what ever you want to call it...\ntransistors, semi-conductors. The ability of an object ot hold a state open under voltage and\nrelease it when removed. A binary machine. That is science. Programming languages emulate a model\nof gating science. But its not a science. How insulting! Boolean logic? Gating?\nFormal logic? Yes, formal logic would seem to be the underlying foundation for all modern software.\nBecause, we think in language and "formal logic" is the "science" of thinking, ergo language it is\nand will always control provisions of programming. Which is NOT a formal "science", and never will\nbe! That is a paradox.\n\nTo engineers, f=ma, and e=mc**2 (means the same thing, with a unit conversion) cannot be eclipsed!\nAs long as the binary (electronics) cannot either, there is nothing that will ever change the state\nof a "old" binary based technology. In order for binary to be supplanted, the binary has to be removed!\nA new model, one that has a newer complex state as a minimul of the electronic foundary, has to be\ndevised. One NOT based on binary. A basis of electronics based on a new model of abstraction has to\nbe devised. More susinctly, an abstraction "unit" has to be the new binary/electronic model.\nMultiple state electronic gating, not simple binary. Not anything related to binary at all.\nUp/down, left/right, back/forward has just got to leave human thinking as a base unit of measurement!\n\nThink about it.