[rescue] Perverse Question

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Sun Jun 15 16:38:54 CDT 2003

   Dave McGuire remarks:

> On Sunday, June 15, 2003, at 04:42 PM, Carl R. Friend wrote:
> >    Of course now that we're headed down the rathole of a 
> > "microprocessor monoculture" all that wonderful variety will
> > eventually be lost.  Damn.
>    Fortunately, that's a self-limiting problem with an architecture as 
> archaic as x86.
>    Not trying to start a flame war here, but this comment made me feel 
> the need to point out that x86 is, as an architecture, out of 
> "implementation steam".  The rest of the computing world isn't going 
> anywhere anytime soon, don't worry.

   I was saying the same thing about five or six years ago, and it
hasn't come to pass yet.  I guess the old adage of, "If you throw
enough money at the problem, the problem will go away" applies here.


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