Re: Yet another reason to hate Ms

Rohit Khare (
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 16:56:52 -0500

> Would you settle for a first-run, US$45 PicoJava chip running
> the JavaOS?
> MB

No -- I think the whole point is getting away from the notion of
"computer". A cheap, low-power analog, async VLSI chip might fit on a
wristwatch, run off minimal power, offer more integer power than AltaVista,
and directly interface to RF-band communication. Slapping a marginal cost
"Net chip" that makes any ol' device wirelessly woven into your personal
network will really change the world. And now, all of a sudden, declarative
markup, PEP-enhanced HTTP messages, and intelligent middleware make a lot
of sense in deciding how to route your email from your refrigerator to your
TV set -- and pay for the groceries, too.