On 9/30/06, Trans <transfire / gmail.com> wrote:
>

> Ah yes, the always handy, Path Less Annoying. Unfotuantely it only gets
> harder to do as we continue to take the low roads. The techonology
> stack is getting freightfully thick.
>

This month's ACM Queue magazine has a writeup of the trials and
travails of moving from 32bit to 64bit architectures (along with the
history of earlier transitions, such as 16 to 32), and it made me want
to cry.
We seem to be an industry optimized for burning 55-gallon drums full of money.