A successful lisp machine?

Harvey J. Stein abel@netvision.net.il
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 02:54:30 +0300

Reginald S. Perry writes:
 > >"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.

Don't forget that you can spit Java at the web browser to pretty much
make it do whatever you need of it.  Consider Corel Office for Java -
a full Java implementation of Wordperfect, Quattro, and a few other
nontrivial apps.