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Re: Inferno marketing vs. Java marketing

Forsyth wrote
>i'm also curious where the estimate of 200,000 Java programmers
>originally came from; i see that estimate quoted everywhere now.

Page 40 of byte has an interview with Scott McNeally, he quotes this figure;
no rats to smell there then!

>by the way, i was reading recently elsewhere
>that what Microsoft previously called the
>`J32 Java Virtual Machine' will now (apparently) be called the
>`Microsoft Virtual Machine'.  ho ho ho.

I believe the same article describes this name change. JavaSoft will soon be
scampering after Microsoft asking for their ball back.