[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Apr 29 13:23:13 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 01:24:49PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> What about the idea that all cards would run a FORTH BIOS, so that they
> could be used on any system?
> Why didn't that ever take off?
> I kept waiting for it to happen... just enough FORTH to bootstrap before
> the CPU-specific drivers could be loaded would be great.

Note the Apple and Sun usage of Forth in this manner.

Of course, also not that despite using openfirmware, they still manage
to be incompatible, though a translation layer may be more realistic
here than it would be if it weren't forth.

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