> Swapping, paging, dynamic load-balancing, and all that other interesting
> "modern OS" crud (that I used to do for a living) is all based on the
> economics of computer hardware circa 1965-1990. The situation in 2020
> should be a lot different, although no doubt there will still be some
> systems to deal with (job security for computing fossils).
> It's getting a little ahead of the argument to speculate about optimal
> architectures for an upload host computer, but we can think about some
> requirements. Being rather fond as most of us are of our personal
> boundaries, I doubt that we'll want to be hosted on some server running
> 11.20 <grimace> with a bunch of other uploads:
> $ ps -ef
> halfinn 0 10834 Jun 08 0:01 univgen
> root 6 5838 Jun 13 0:06 telnetd
> nanogrl 0 5838 Jun 25 0:00 -host8.wsfa.com: nanogrl: aminomodel -c
> nanogrl 6 5838 16:10:53 0:00 -host8.wsfa.com: nanogrl: vworld
> fcp 8 5838 Jun 22 0:00 -fc1-49.netup.cl: gnuchessv200.3
> halfinn 6 36456 Jun 13 0:00 -univgen
> fcp 6 5838 Jun 23 0:00 -188.8.131.52: mediatron -ch Remedial-
> fcp 8 5838 Jun 23 0:00 -184.108.40.206: mediatron -ch Vorgy
> root 6 5838 11:39:39 0:00 telnetd
> nanogrl 4 5838 Jun 24 0:00 -host9.wsfa.com: mediatron -ch Vorgy
> fcp 2 5838 Jun 23 0:00 -220.127.116.11: make -k univgen.cpp
> anders++ 2 5838 Jun 22 0:00 -cox.com: anders++: STOR univ3.2
For the sake of art, I think I'll hold back on uploading until I can be modelled in an MSWord macro. Should I allow myself to be copied into an Office compatible Com-object? I'd hate to keep turning up via OLE in people's word documents.
Maybe I should go for Word 5.0 for DOS, that had a macro language which was actually a full strength programming language by Dijkstra's definition (was it Dijkstra?)
Or how about Logo on a microbee? Maybe on the new TranhumanMacrobee, where you just swap all measurements in kb with tb?
I'd settle for an emulated VIC 20, but I'd need to be able to play AMOK.