Maple and Tea
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- - Would the car industry advance as fast as computers, the car would cost one dollar and would run a million km with one gallon of gasoline.
- - Would the transport advance so fast as your company, we would have to buy a new car each time when one builds a new road or even draws a new line at the pavement.
- Here is the company C of computers; they master:
- Per each two years, their PCs run twice faster.
- Here is company S of the soft; they work hard as plowers,
- So, each new release runs 0.7 times slower;
- The soft is to run at the user's PC,
- Which is made, of course, by the company C.
- Here is user U, buys from C and from S,
- the newest model and the latest release.
- U presses some key, say, key number K;
- The soft S responds, with some delay,
- during some time, say, during time t,
- to let user U to have some tea.
- How many releases per year does sell S to U
- to let him have tea, while he has nothing to do,
- just waiting response by the soft to key K,
- keeping the same time t of delay,
- neutralizing the efforts of company C
- to run faster U's task at his modern PC?
- This problem above is not correct, because
- The tea-concern, together with C, of course,
- support the efforts of the company S
- to make even bigger the newest release,
- To force U buy more tea and a newest PC,
- to boost business of C and the concern of tea.
The poem was written comparing the performance of MAPLE-10 with previous versions.