Originally Posted by Hypoxia
That's like saying an automobile is basically an extended crankshaft. An abacus does not store program code.
No, it would be like saying an automobile is a motorized cart -- which it is with an internal combustion or electric device replacing the horse(s), donkey or oxen.
And I said the FIRST computers which were the size of small buildings and did not store anything. Newer computers that store things are simply electronic file cabinets.
On point, there are very few new and original ideas. In story telling, that is clearly evident by all the rehashes of TV shows and movies. Every single story on this site is a person or people doing things with themselves or other people in some combination that one or more find enjoyable. Very few of those combinations are original in any way. I can't think of a single story I've ever read here that hadn't been done in a variety of other ways many times before.