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Re: WebATM and Inferno?
- To: email@example.com (Gary Cronin), firstname.lastname@example.org (inferno)
- Subject: Re: WebATM and Inferno?
- From: email@example.com (Porttikivi Anssi NRC/Hki)
(About Friday Associates WebA(utomatic)T(eller)M(achine) project, <http://www.webatm.com>:) Well, all the luck to your project, although I don't believe in it. Just one major correction to your Inferno impression: Inferno is really not only a competitor to Microsoft CE or this new Motorola PDA OS. Inferno is a MUCH larger thing. It and the forecoming Bell Labs ultra-high-end Inferno/Plan9 continuum, Brazil, exhibit the dominating future paradigmas for operating systems, distributed ("client-server") applications and networking. Inferno will run in telephones and parallel supercomputers. Inferno will beat and replace all other new and proprietary embedded and microkernel OS's, Unix variations and finally MS-Windows. It can even make arbitrarily large parts of the global IP network an exchangeable low level implementation of Styx. (Styx is the Inferno communications protocol, I can easily see it very much as "the UUCP of the 90's". I was alway angry about TCP/IP becoming the standard instead of simple, flexibe and high-level UUCP. Look how UUCPish the dominating protocols of Internet, SMTP and HTTP, really are!) And remember, the various Inferno emulation ports provide a perfect, incremental and evolutionary upgrade path where you can start building Inferno applications today and they will coexist smoothly will all old systems and networks. At any point in time they, or distributed parts of them, are executable in superior, simple, fast, cheap new native Inferno systems. Anssi