It has been suggested that architecture which suits the requirements of high-level languages will relieve the difficulties. High-level languages have developed out of the current milieu and possess their own share of primitiveness and inflexibility. Moreover, they require computer users to have expert skill at rendering information-processing problems into algorithmic form. It has been suggested that all current architecture, languages, and systems be discarded in favor of new systems based on entirely different principles. At least this suggestion doesn't inherently propagate the mistakes of the past. On what new set of principles should computing be based? Before we can answer, there must be some agreement about what objectives are to be sought through new computing machinery.
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