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Re: WebATM and Inferno?



All,

the stuff below sound good and -- Rome wasn't built in a day But--
we still can't get an emulation on inferno to talk (no sound) interface with
the real world (no RS-232) nor is there any intelignetly designed and
inteligible interfaced development tools to make the process of developing
the future easy.

If the future  really is the Information Age and Inferno is the Steam
Engine/Electric Motor of the new Age then why if we want to build a breadbox
out of pine do we need to still grow the trees, cut them down using non
powered tools and and then build our own table saw before we can saw a few
boards to size and assemble

sorry about the rambling -- but its getting frustrating working with Limbo
in its current state -- particularly the lousy realtively uninteligible
message from Limbo and occasional Run time diagnostic messages

IF this is the future then the Starship enterprize is being assembled using
tools appropriate for a dugout cannoe



ted kochanski


At 12:14 PM 11/14/96 +0200, you wrote:
>(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.
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>Anssi
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                        Ted
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