Re: Hofstadter Symposium

Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 20:29:23 MDT

Damien asks about Joy's joke:
> "The size seems to be Moores Law. Its function is fixed," Joy said at one
> point, drawing howls from the crowd. >
> The size? I.e., the available grunt to run an OS? Why crowd howls? Why
> comic? Am I missing something, or was the reporter?

I think the joke was that OS's keep getting bigger and more bloated,
increasing like Moore's law, but their functionality doesn't increase.
I guess you had to be there...


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