[TAG] startx problem ?
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Mon Apr 11 22:58:50 MSD 2005
On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 11:51:16AM -0700, Mike Orr wrote:
> Ben wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 10, 2005 at 01:07:57PM -0700, Mike Orr wrote:
> >> Jason Creighton wrote:
> >> >
> >> > So I'm thinking it's only a matter of time before Moore's Law makes it
> >> > possible to run Linux on sunglasses, maybe video out via a HUD. How
> >> cool
> >> > would that be?
> >> As cool as my Java doorknob.
> > [ blink ] Say what? Is all that Python coding making you hallucinate
> > *again*?
> Back when Sun first publicized Java and I was learning it, there was a
> common belief that Java would become ubiquidous in embedded systems. That
> led to the joke about the Java doorknob.
But the proto-ancestor of that was...
I went to my first computer conference at the New York Hilton about 20
years ago. When somebody there predicted the market for microprocessors
would eventually be in the millions, someone else said, "Where are they
all going to go? It's not like you need a computer in every doorknob!"
Years later, I went back to the same hotel. I noticed the room keys had
been replaced by electronic cards you slide into slots in the doors.
There was a computer in every doorknob.
-- Danny Hillis
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