[rescue] Perverse Question

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Jun 15 20:08:57 CDT 2003

On Sunday, June 15, 2003, at 08:15 PM, Eric Josephson wrote:
>>   The fact that there are people on this list who use kit other than
>> x86, SPARC, and MIPS is testament to the fact that no one architecture
>> fits all possible needs.  Each has its place in the cosmic order of
>> things.
>>    Of course now that we're headed down the rathole of a 
>> "microprocessor
>> monoculture" all that wonderful variety will eventually be lost.  
>> Damn.
> Sad.  Remember all the diversity of only ten years ago when it seemed
> like x86 and microsoft were doomed?  Seems like we've lost that war
> and we're experiencing the other side of the 'worse is better' scale
> this time.

   Someone once told me "it's a Windows world".  Funny...I live and 
breathe computers all day and all night long, and I don't use it.

   It's all a matter of perspective...if all you use are x86 boxes, it's 
easy to think that's all there is in the computing world.  I don't 
think anyone in this forum, for example, is enough of a "sheep" to 
think the Internet runs on a bunch of PCs.


Dave McGuire             "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL           for the occasion."       -Doc Shipley

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