2018-11-27 19:17:44 UTC
Ok, I don't know how much vaguer I can be...
Very roughly 1980, probably Analog
There's an internationally networked system of computers
which are giving one answer to some major problems
facing the world (damn if I can remember what it was).
However, a college kid, or some random staffer.. has
his own, standalone unit. And it gives completely
It turns out, of course, that the Big Systems
are lying, so to speak.
I'm probably mangling bunches of other stories into
this, but somewhere I'm seeing the term "Michaelmas"
and a Walter Cronkite type of well respected
news reporter. Maybe.
What got me thinking back to this was a little news
snippet about how A Big Cloud Server [a] has been pumping
lots of lobbying money into NYC politicians trying
to get the municipal computing transferred from city
owned and operated systems to the BCS's facilities...
Does this sound at all familiar? Thanks
[a] Happens to be Amazon that got into the news, but
the other half dozen serious contenders are doing
Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
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