RE: bathrooms on the grid?
on Thursday, March, 21, 2013 9:04 PM
My opinion on the program "Aging" issue.
Think of it this way: When the parents of those who saw the 1982 TRON in the theater at age 10 were young, there were no such things as computers. The digital world was a nonentity. Come 82, computers were just starting to be cool. Today, they're everywhere, from our desks to our glasses (Google Glass is a real mindblower for me).
Now, transfer that to the program world.
As time goes on, a little 1982 program, should it's system be continually updated, will eventually be out of it's leage when it comes to the new software and hardware. They're not compatable anymore, much like an older generation has trouble learning new tech. But imagine that that same little '82 program gets an upgrade. It gets a new version number, and new code that helps it to interact with the newer hardware and software. It got a new lease on life.
My opinion is that the longer programs go without an upgrade from their user, the older they get, if the system is constantly being worked on. FOR INSTANCE: the Tron System was constantly being worked on by Flynn. CLU, Tron, and other big name important programs (Such as Castor/Zuse) were constantly updated as needed, keeping them young. Other programs, like Abel, had jobs that didn't change as much with the system. Thus, fewer updates, and Abel gets older as he is able to interact and relate with the system less. No biggie for him, he likes old things, and he still can do his job and have fun no problem.
Everybody go join End of Line, an awesome TRON Roleplay forum! http://troneol.b1.jcink.com/index.php?