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How US Schools' Culture Stifles Math Achievement

barry_the_bogan Re:Teachers are not underpaid (888 comments)

How about a teacher with 20yrs experience vs an accountant with 20 yrs?

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barry_the_bogan barry_the_bogan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

barry_the_bogan (976779) writes "Unix was designed so that one machine could service multiple users, who were each running multiple jobs. It allowed the resources (processor) of the machine to be used more efficiently. Over the last 35 years or so, more and more functionality has been required from our computers, they need to securely handle many users, in many groups (known and anonymous), communication within a LAN or over the internet, etc. IMO, the main resource of a computer system has changed from the processor to the storage space. We now have a big pool of data, with multiple users accessing or processing it through various servers and clients. Through all the changes unix has been modified and added to extensively, and is still doing a fine job, but how many more changes can this cobbled OS accept?

So, my points for discussion are:
1. Do we need to start again, or continue patching what we have?
2. Is the paradigm I suggested valid? Is it possible to write a data centric OS?
3. Describe is your ideal operating."

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