Hardware exists.

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  1. jake Silver badge

    Hardware exists.

    Software is ephemeral, and merely the current state of the hardware.

  2. garetht t

    Zen

    I remember reading "If it makes a noise when you drop it on the floor, it's hardware. Otherwise it's software."

    1. sisk

      Not so zen

      If you can kick it when you're frustated, it's hardware.

      1. garetht t

        Re: Not so zen

        Ah! That Tribe Called Quest song must've been about a printer tray.

    2. Steve Knox

      Re: Zen

      "If it makes a noise when you drop it on the floor, it's hardware. Otherwise it's software."

      Try telling that to anyone who's dropped a full set of MS Office 4.3 3.5" floppies on their foot...

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      2. jake Silver badge

        @Steve Knox (was: Re: Zen)

        Floppies are hardware. The software is the state of the magnetic domains, and thus a state of hardware, per my original premise.

  3. Drewc Gold badge

    If it needs a fan

    It's not software.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: If it needs a fan

      Then why do fanbois rant on & on about software?

      1. Ally 1

        Re: If it needs a fan

        Diode to datacentre?

        Would be nice to see more smaller electronic stuffs

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