A successful lisp machine?

Reginald S. Perry perry@zso.dec.com
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 15:45:28 -0700

>"Mike" == Mike McDonald <mikemac@titian.engr.sgi.com> writes:

>   Web browsers are good for some things (like making big core
> dumps!), but they make crappy window systems! You want to edit lisp
> code in a form's text entry window? Not me! I do want a good HTTP
> server on the PC-LispM but I also want a real user interface.

This is very true. Dont get sucked into the M$
the-desktop-is-the-browser metaphor. Its stupid. The desktop is a very
powerful workplace metaphor. I have books papers and various things on
my real desk. When I wanted to connect to the world at large, I put
both a computer/w monitor and a phone on my desktop. OS/2 got it
right, the web is an _extension_of the desktop.

If someone implements the workplace shell in Lisp for Lisp/OS, I will
have your children. :-)