Other things I don't get (WAS: Re: A Joeish Erlang distribution(long))
Garrett G. Hodgson
Thu Jan 30 02:31:37 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.
as a friend of mine put it,
"remember when computers were slow and applications were fast?".
Garry Hodgson Let my inspiration flow
Senior Hacker in token rhyme suggesting rhythm
Software Innovation Services that will not forsake me
AT&T Labs 'til my tale is told and done.
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