this, however is so beautiful:
"It got me thinking about the workings of the computer I’m typing on. The scales and numbers involved simply don’t fit into my comprehension. Yet, building on the work of so many people over hundreds of years, it does the same thing, reliably, more times a second than I could count in a lifetime. And that’s just the physics. The mathematicians and computer scientists have added layers of elegantly designed abstraction on top of that. It’s a beautiful example of the unimaginable, organised complexity our species is capable of creating. It transcends the capabilities of any one of us and is possible only because we’re all adhering to the same tried-and-tested scientific methods.
In contrast, the Have Your Say halfwits seem to imagine that the internet is powered by a combination of paraffin, goblin magic and pure luck."