Re: Extropians Investing in the Future

Eugene Leitl (
Sun, 22 Dec 1996 12:37:15 +0100 (MET)

On Sat, 21 Dec 1996, Natasha V. More(f/k/a/Nancie Clark) wrote:

> Does anyone have any information about Sun Microsystems, Inc., their
> management of business activities, and whether the success of Java is likely
> to mean high profitability and growth of Sun?

Unlikely, as M$ is applying its usual trick: perversion of
non-M$ standards by introducing M$-proprietary add-ons. (This approach is
very similiar to the browser wars vs HTML standartization). Sun,
apparently, stupidly left a lot of loopholes for the competition.
Additionally, pico/ultraJAVA CPUs will come much too late. I see no reason
why the WinTel cartel should be weakened, quite vice versa.