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[ba-ohs-talk] Autonomic Computing

Computers with immune systems.  An interview with IBM's Robert Morris
http://oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2002/04/12/morris.html    (01)

"For most of us, the autonomic functions of the human body save us a lot of 
grief and, ideally, allow us time to pursue higher activities. Our hearts 
beat by themselves without constant management and weekly meetings; we 
needn't remind ourselves to sweat when it's hot; our heart rates catch up 
when we hurry; our eyes eventually adjust themselves to morning (although 
at times it may seem we will them to do so); our antibodies antibody all 
day long without our giving a thought to them; and, except for those of us 
who look at computer screens the entire day, we don't have to constantly 
remind ourselves to moisten our eyes by blinking. And when something goes 
wrong -- I cut myself slightly, for example -- I can't justify a sick day 
on the grounds that I had to attend to the coagulating of my blood."    (02)