Seneca is amazingly prescient. I believe he had inside information on Aero perhaps. Then again, maybe not. He lived from 4 B.C.–A.D. 65.
Check out this link to see some of the latest specs on Orcas. The Developer Division is bending over backwards to make our processes as transparent as possible, and it gives our customers unique prescience of their own. This is a good way to look like an insider, not unlike Seneca, in front of the CTO, or the kids next door. Check out this link for Orcas specs on Brian Harry’s blog:
BTW, Seneca rocks. He said the way to true peace of mind was to accept fate. He likened our existence to a dog, tethered behind a chariot. When the dog, willful and independent, attempted to scamper off on a tangent, the chariot jolted him back on course. Seneca said that the secret to life was to jog along in the same direction as the chariot. Go with the flow, good friend.
In my own time there have been inventions of this sort, transparent windows … tubes for diffusing warmth equally through all parts of a building … short-hand, which has been carried to such a perfection that a writer can keep pace with the most rapid speaker. But the inventing of such things is drudgery for the lowest slaves; philosophy lies deeper. It is not her office to teach men how to use their hands. The object of her lessons is to form the soul.
Seneca (4 B.C.–A.D. 65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 90, sct. 25.