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Re: Inferno marketing vs. Java marketing -Reply



Matthew May wrote to the Inferno mail list, in part:

>(I also think that more source,
> including third-party "look what I can do" code, would do wonders for
> the Limbo community. Java had Gamelan for that. I think I'd be
> willing to free up some web space if the admins of Vanni Fucci, et
> al., aren't already planning to do so...)

Mr. May,

My partner and associate Andrew Smith has a well established company and
site for this sort of thing, called Custom Innovative Solutions
http://www.cisc.com/

I'm certain he would entertain a proposal to create an Inferno group
within CIS, along the lines of what you suggest. Also, a brand new site
called "Technotopia" will soon be in operation, bringing together
advanced business solutions and combining the capabilities of Unix,
Oracle, Java, and the Internet. Perhaps there is a place for Inferno
there as well.

If any Inferno developer is interested please contact me; or Mr. Smith
directly. mailto:asmith@cisc.com 

-- 
Gary Cronin 
President, Friday Associates
mailto:gcronin@together.net
http://www.vermontweb.com/friday

Matthew May wrote:
> 
> Actually, I believe Java was noticed because of HotJava, but its
> market domination has Sun written all over it. Python and Tcl/Tk now
> have most of the functionality of Java (cross-platform, networking
> support, GUI tools, and both have a neato-keen browser), but Python
> doesn't have a marketing arm, and Tcl/Tk (which is driven by...
> ta-da! Sun) is being aimed at a niche (applets) that Java is trying
> to get _out_ of. A good browser for Inferno would be just the tip of
> the iceberg.
> 
> No, I think what would really impress the media (which, not
> incidentally, was the driving force behind Java) would be a huge
> client-server network that shows off the networking and other
> strengths of Inferno -- an InferNet, if you will. There could be
> incredible examples of distributed computing, streaming video, and so
> on: what I've seen of Inferno is just the tip of the iceberg compared
> to what I believe to be possible. (I also think that more source,
> including third-party "look what I can do" code, would do wonders for
> the Limbo community. Java had Gamelan for that. I think I'd be
> willing to free up some web space if the admins of Vanni Fucci, et
> al., aren't already planning to do so...)
> 
> Heh. Want to do something impressive with Inferno? Make one of those
> WebTV set-top boxes do something useful. :)
> 
> ----
> Matthew May
> MIS Manager, The Expert Marketplace
> http://expert-market.com/
> http://expert-market.com/~mcmay/resume.html