Other things I don't get (WAS: Re: A Joeish Erlang distribution(long))

Sanjay Mehta <>
Wed Jan 29 13:05:40 CET 2003


Joe Armstrong wrote:
>   If every  adopted this the  demand for H/W  would rise -  with great
> ensuing benefit for the western economy.

But that's exactly what M and I are doing right now ... M writes
slower and fatter s/w so that I can sell faster h/w. 

15 years ago a PC used to take around 2 minutes to boot DOS off
a floppy. Today it takes 2 minutes to boot Windoze off a 7200
RPM hd. My good old ZX81 used to have BASIC in ROM and "booted" in a couple
of seconds.



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