[getting old punched cards read]

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Thu Apr 23 09:18:45 1998

Tony Duell wrote:
>The problem with solutions like the quickcam is that, if you're not
>careful, in 10 years time the new version will not work with the hardware
>or OS that you've chosen to run

Just to flog the horse, my point was that my C code will deal with
a bitmap. It doesn't care which technology produces the bitmap:
today's QuickCam, tomorrow's Java Ring, 2010's 3D scanner.

A friend of mine has a joke that goes something like "In ten years
we'll have a wrist computer with the horsepower of today's $5,000
workstation, voice recognition, holographic memory, etc. but there
will still be an obscure way to get back to the C: prompt."

- John
Jefferson Computer Museum <http://www.threedee.com/jcm>
Received on Thu Apr 23 1998 - 09:18:45 BST

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