astroengine writes: "Considering the vast distances and epic time scales, what would an interstellar spacecraft, or starship, actually look like? Forget your warp drives and hyperspace, the Tau Zero Foundation and the British Interplanetary Society have teamed up to put a design to the nuclear pulse propelled vehicle. But the sci-fi isn't far away, there's one configuration that resembles Discovery One from "2001: A Space Odyssey.""
Is it 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 a soap bubble?