Why do computers and mobile phones packed with hundreds of functions that do not need 99%? Have recently been able to listen to a monologue Justin Rattner (Justin Rattner, CTO of Intel, the head of Intel Labs), in which he talked about artificial intelligence, computer continuum, and in general – how very soon the spacecraft will be to surf the Bolshoi Theater. Given that this is not science fiction writer and a senior official from Intel, possession of the latest research laboratories and strong finances, it is possible that under his leadership, all of the above (labeled Intel inside) are achievable. And what humanity does with all these technologies? They have become so commonplace and pervasive, that they simply ceases to pay attention. The first cars (in the Soviet Union – in general all) require the driver to be more an engineer and mechanic. The first radios to be obligated not just a listener, but also a radio technician, and the first computers – and even a programmer. And now – what should the new, just bought a TV to watch the right channel? Insert the network cable to connect and choose from the menu select "Auto".
How exactly this happens – it does not matter, and do not need to know. All details of the numerous transformations of the signal, color coding, line and frame scan and synchronization – is completely hidden. The device is "just" working out, friendly and convenient. But the new century has brought a new phenomenon. Start Word and see the endless buttons and menu items – you know, as we all use it? And once enjoyed? Or more or less modern cell phone: his complete specification describes the support of various formats and features – everything you know to reduce? And all you need to do? Since the products of information technology-half of its capacity depend on the software (some – almost all), and write, produce and replicate it is easier and faster than the "hardware" – that modern programs are jam-packed with hundreds of features that not only do not need 99% to 99% of cases, but not even be detected in the wilds of their own kind.