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

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Thu Jan 19 13:39:37 CST 2006

In article <20060119190947.GD15033 at jdboyd.zill.net>,
    Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net>  writes:

> On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 11:44:24AM -0700, Richard wrote:
> > I addressed NeXTStep separately; this response was to answer the
> > general question of why does modern software use so much memory, CPU,
> > etc., and the answer there is that brain time is expensive and
> > memory/CPU cycles are cheap.
> Brain time isn't all that expensive compared to the hours wasted
> endlessly all over the country by slow software.

But like political programs that tax the many to enrich the few, its
an equation that works out very well for the few.  In the case of the
software, the company saves the money on development and the cost of
the waiting is born by the users.  The wait cost is diffuse and
dispersed, but the development cost is concentrated.
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