Programming in Logic Units:
The new technology is to provide qualified logic for every known nown
and verb (Logic Units). Then to have a natural language compiler use
these logic units as its basic operations.
To put this into perspective, "Hardware Operations" are "Logic Units" for
all modern compilers. The new technology is to provide an infinite
number of "Logic Units" tied to an infinity large vocabulary.
Example Assembler: C = A + B
Move A, R1
Move B, R2
ADD R1, R2
Move R3, C
This example is over simplified using two Logic Units, instead of the
actual ten Logic Units that are explicitly required (parser, engine,
- Find Logic Unit of "Compilers"
- Find Compilers' Logic Unit "Scripts"
- Save result to memory
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of
enthusiasm." -- Winston S. Churchill
"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a
door." -- Coco Chanel
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." --
Robert F. Kennedy
"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." -- Suzy Kassem
"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
-- Henry Ford
"Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses." -- George
"In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd."
-- Miguel de Cervantes
"The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s
destiny to do, and then do it." -- Henry Ford
Where To Now?
To create a new technology we must start with a new foundation. The new
foundation is communication. Our past failure with thinking of the
computer as a machine, only understanding and performing operations on
numbers. We will have to think of the computer a person, and communicate
with it as if it were a person. This person in the computer must
understand and know as much as we do, thus making communication easier
This new technology will only have one language. The computer will
understand our vocabulary and all the knowledge that goes
along with it. More importantly, humans will also have the same
Next in this new technology is the media in which we will perform the
communication. This will be an editor that handles all forms of human
communication. It will handle all forms of hand written communication.
This includes natural languages, math expressions, chemistry
expressions, dance, music, hundreds of existing programming languages,
and a multitude of hardware control scripts. Communication is as
specific as a stop sign, to the meaning of a hand gesture.
To support communication, the new technology will implement all the
media formats, transfer and storage that is used in our communication from human
to computer, computer to human, computer to computer, and finally human
What's in a Name or Name or Name?:
Natural Language uses a vocabulary that works when the context is
understood. The words that we use for the name of things are often
confusing. This confusion must be removed when communicating to the
computer. An absolute level of understanding is the critical part of
Part of the solution is, have the computer ask when context is either
unknown or when there are multiple choices. This permits the new
technology to explicitly define the context.
Now for the really difficult part of the technology is to remove
ambiguities from the language. This requires consolidation of terms to a
single context. This is the "New Technology", which is to provide
explicit context for as many nouns and verbs as possible. This will
require more explicit programming terms.
A Dead End Technology:
The software development technology has come to the end of its life time. We
have traveled down all the pathways that the current technology supports. We
found was that all pathways do not provide any kind permanent
We have tried
hundreds of compilers. We have tried all types of screen input methods. We
have tried to enforce standards. We have tried all kinds of numbering
systems, all kinds of document formats, and a boat load of data structures.
All complete failures.
It has not been from lack of trying to use
the technology, nor the talent employed. It is simply that we are using the
Instead of programming everything as a math equation, we
need to be
programming in high level logic units. We should have one
large name space (a common vocabulary), where all words and terms are known by the compiler,
and the compiler provides the context, information, and logic upon
As a new technology there will be nothing of the old that will
remain. The computer has capabilities that should be exploited to
the fullest: Infinite storage, never forgets, global access, and speed.
These are the capabilities which the human does not possess. We need to
be taking advantage of what the computer could be doing for us.
by: Clif Collins