Robert G. Brown rgb at
Thu Jul 25 11:03:25 PDT 2002

On Thu, 25 Jul 2002, Toon Moene wrote:

> "Robert G. Brown" wrote:
> > I'm afraid I'm with Martin on this one, especially where scientific
> > software is concerned.  I have no idea what you could be selling that is
> > worth $50K for a single CPU license (making the software cost close to
> > 100X the hardware cost) in the scientific arena -- nuclear bomb
> > simulation programs?
> That would only make sense if you used the nuke (the real one you build
> after the simulation) as an extortion device.

Well, obviously!  What other purpose have nuclear devices ever had?


Robert G. Brown	             
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