Models and monocultures: a fascinating exchange

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Paul Strassman did a lovely,
polemical piece
for PBS about the
risks implicit in a software monoculture (i.e. a world where
everybody uses Microsoft software) in which he used analogies like
the Irish potato famine to illustrate the point. Microsoft then

replied
with a thoughtful piece. Both arguments are flawed, but
the exchange is instructive and would make excellent material for
class discussion.

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