[SIGCIS-Members] Virtuality versus transprency -- trying to locate a quote about the difference

Thomas Haigh thaigh at computer.org
Wed Oct 29 16:00:34 PDT 2014



I am trying to locate a quote I remember reading circa 1998. It is something
along the lines of "Something virtual isn't really there but looks as if it
is. Something transparent is really there but looks as if it isn't." That is
of course the computer science sense of transparency as making the work of
software invisible a user or process - for example how the network stack
shields applications from whatever network media the data is travelling over
to present the illusion of a connection.


Google is not helping me. Does anybody know the source and correct wording?




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