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 Silver badge

      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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