On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at 09:07 PM, Philip Hart wrote: > On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, Reen Brust wrote: > >> >> (snip) >>> The Orb of course is a computer/router/... >> >> What a wierd thing to say. Calling it a Great Weapon would be a >> demotion, >> to call it a router is mindboggling. > > Sorry, I'm a terse typer. I meant to write "Great Router". > >> >> Zerika I managed to create >>> such a complex object from scratch but her empire was relying on >>> exploding >>> sticks millennia later - this puzzles me. >> >> Have you considered devine intervention? >> > > Sure, she gets the basic architecture in a dream, but she does the > programming herself (Sethra calls her code "clever" in FHYA), and > then no one has a bright idea for 200k years? No one said Dragaerans were the bright bulbs in the store.