Oswald McWeany writes: Forget assembly lines, vacuuming floors, or conquering humanity; robots, it seems, have learned a new skill, cleaning hair. This may at first sound frivolous for robotic engineering but the 24 fingered robot is seen as an aide to the elderly or disabled.
Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without
giant listings; we would find it hard to use them.
-- D.M. Ritchie