We've had patent-hungry research labs for much more than 40 years... where's my whiz-bang multi-state (read: analog) neural network doohickeys? For $400 a pop? What, nobody wants to put their slide rule where their mouth is and actually create product? I thought so... Perhaps I am being narrow-minded and/or cynical, but I have to go with Steve on this one - your basic multi-user time-share OS architecture will be with us and account for the majority of production use when we're all in hovercars. -- JB -----Original Message----- From: F.M. Taylor [mailto:root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, July 14, 2000 3:29 PM To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: SCO: oh, the irony of it all On Fri, 14 Jul 2000, Steve Baker wrote: > Userspace apps will come and go, but the underlying operating system > needn't change that much. While you could be correct, I have been hearing stuff like that since the days when STOP/RUN and LOAD/ENTER buttons were common and a hex LED Display was a fancy option, when a workstation was the size of a desk. Developments in multi-state logic and neural networks could make the last 40 years of computing look like nothing more than an interesting excercise. And while it is possible for some student from BFE to make these types of developments, it will more likely be some patent hungry research lab. --- Mike Taylor Coordinator of Systems Administration and Network Security Indiana State University. Rankin Hall Rm 039 210 N 7th St. Terre Haute, IN. Voice: 812-237-8843 47809 --- "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." --Scott McNealy, Sun MicroSystems.