I'm reading Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, and a quote from Alan Perlis really confuses me:
What's in your hands, I think and hope, is intelligence: the ability to see the machine as more than when you were first led up to it, that you can make it more.
The context can be found here. I wonder what does the clause "that you can make it more" mean. This clause seems odd to me.
Note: I've found another sentence written by Alan Perlis:
- It is possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as soap bubble?
This quote comes from his Epigrams on Programming. I suppose the "..., that ..." structure in both sentence have similar meaning, for they are written by one author.