Re: Bill Gates
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 14:02:03 -0400 (EDT)

Mikael Johansson wrote:

> > Making applications in Java?? Not likely.
> Why not?? It's a rather nice language, especially since it runs on almost
> any processor, without that the programmer has to take to much of a
> care... It is also rather stable, virii programming in Java would be
> difficult...

Ever seen Corel Office for Java? To be fair, it's still young and it's
getting better all the time. Besides, I don't think *any* language is suited
to our needs, look at the nasty ugly applications being churned out every
day. It's time someone did something radical.

Mark Grant wrote:

> The other problem is security, which is notoriously lax. And Microsoft
> go a long way to reduce it themselves; for example I read recently that
> IE 4.0 has a 'feature' which allows any Web site to retrieve a list of
> recently visited sites from your browser... I'm sure that will come in
> very handy for industrial espionage in the future. I won't even mention
> Word macros or ActiveX downloads.

IE 3.0 had the same 'feature,' but it could only download the information to
Microsoft (and only when you went on their website), who could then use,
abuse and sell it.