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Re: Lucent Technologies & Sun Microsystems
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- Subject: Re: Lucent Technologies & Sun Microsystems
- From: "Graydon Hoare ()" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Sun, 6 Apr 1997, Brian Osman wrote: > Well, I'll start by saying that I agree about Java. It doesn't seem that > promising as a language, just an example of how a technology can succeed > regardless of technical merit. As a product, sun sold Java well. There's lots of salesmen though.. As an idea, sun didn't have much new to show, and the inferno group showed them one better. Java was an embedded systems language, and inferno is just way more mature for that. I don't think most computer folks (massive generalization) care about product sales as much as the industry press is always goading us to. I'll be sorry if lucent decides inferno is unmarketable and abandons it, but many of us don't see computing as an entirely corporate thing. The ideas are now present for all, and (once any patents wear off ;) they will be as sucessful as any other Good Idea. They will show up in other offerings, from other people, until they too are remade by hard work and thinking, probably by the same people. -graydon <email@example.com> __________________________________________________________________________ Another maintains that the universe is comparable to those code systems in which not all the symbols have meaning, and in which only that which happens every three hundredth night is true.