[rescue] NeWS (was: FS/FTGH: Sun kit)

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Jan 19 11:55:34 CST 2006

On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 08:57:37PM -0700, Richard wrote:

> > ... what has happened to software engineering in the last 10 
> > years?
> They've optimized for the brain time required to create a solution,
> which is the most expensive part of making software these days.  The
> old paradigm of enslaving yourself to the hardware because it was
> expensive are long over.  Now its the brain time that is expensive and
> CPU cycles, disk space and even whole processors are cheap.

I don't think that NextStep developers typically slaved themselves to
the hardware.  After all, they used a language that has an inherently
less hardware friendly object system compared to C or C++ in trade for
being much more programmer friendly.

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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