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Re: Diskless "Eunuchs" Machines Likely to Fail
12 03 95 Edupage reports:
SUN PLANS JAVA-LIKE MICROKERNEL
Sun Microsystems is already working on a microkernel-like operating
system to run low-tech "Internet appliances." Dubbed Java OS, Sun's
chief technical officer Eric Schmidt calls it the "natural next step"
The new software will "take the Java classes and put them on the mini-
mum OS functionality you need. You can add additional functionality
by writing in Java," he says. It will require only 4 to 8 Mbytes of
memory, and will not support Windows applications or other programs
that make large demands on system memory.
"This thing doesn't come with Sound Blaster and speakers. If you need
a PC, buy a PC," says Schmidt.
(Information Week 4 Dec 95 p104)
The condescending tone illustrates the points made by [email protected]
on 11 30 95:
It seems that many corporate types are fixated on the idea of tractable
and predictable consumers.
The approach to understanding the actual dynamics of why people are and
will increasingly come into this space and what they will want to do
once they get there is deficient for many.
Others are puzzled, or are overtly threatened by the idea of potential
consumer's who are also content producers.