Re: Working Within the System

From: KPJ (
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 03:33:13 MDT

It appears as if Emlyn (the pentacle entity) wrote:
|Anyone who is bored by such discussion, just remember that your future
|wearables/surgical implants may very well run an MS or MS derived OS,

and that Martin Ling <> responded:
|At the moment, I do find this quite unlikely. I'm active on some of
|the wearable lists, and have my own construction in progress (minus the
|display, for now).

Ah, yes... The art of the British: understatements. !-)

|The vast majority of efforts in progress are using Linux or other
|unices, since MS systems don't posess the flexibility to move
|to that environment. Which is not to say, of course, that MS could not
|produce software for wearables - but I imagine by the time they take
|any steps in that direction other

The situation with wearables today looks like the hobby computer situation
before the Big Blue started shipping the IBM Personal Computer iron.



Due to the flakiness and moby black magic of the Microsoft/Intel platform,
I prefer to use LINUX for my wearable, where I have full SOURCE CODE available
for everything.

The Microsoft/Intel may work for the Office robots and the computer gamers,
but a hardware oriented cyborg will have enough struggling with the hardware,
without having to beat their brows bloody against the software as well.

The venerable IBM PC platform (IRQ, I/O addr) still has to be fought,
but at least the operating system software does not get in the way as much.


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