Welcome to VALIS.COM

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"Do you like our owl?"
-- Said by Rachael to Rick Deckard in the movie Blade Runner (1982), which was based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968).

About VALIS.COM, the Domain:

The name "VALIS" comes from the title of a science fiction novel written by Philip K. Dick (Bantam Books, New York, 1981, ISBN 0-553-20594-3). The following definition comes from the beginning of the book:
   VALIS (acronym of Vast Active Living Intelligence System,
   from an American film): A perturbation in the reality field
   in which a spontaneous self-monitoring negentropic vortex is
   formed, tending progressively to subsume and incorporate its
   environment into arrangements of information.  Characterized
   by quasi-consciousness, purpose, intelligence, growth and an
   armillary coherence.

				-- Great Soviet Dictionary
				   Sixth Edition, 1992

About VALIS.COM, the Machine:

The machine Valis.COM, a.k.a. WWW.Valis.COM, located in Mountain View, California, is a Dell Precision Workstation 410MT with dual Intel Pentium III processors running at 700 MHz, with 256 KB cache per processor, 512 MB RAM, and 367 GB of hard disk space, running the RedHat 7.2 version of the Linux operating system. Linux is a free version of the Unix operating system. Linux is extremely reliable and makes a great Internet server platform. Best of all, full source code is available!

Valis.COM is connected to the Internet via an AT&T Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) running at 6,016 Kbps downstream and 768 Kbps upstream. Now that the other endpoint of my DSL service has been moved from the central office to a much-closer remote terminal, the line is 5X faster and more reliable.

Send correspondence regarding this Web site to: www@valis.com

Last modified: Mon Jan 14 16:49:06 PST 2008