A successful lisp machine?
Harvey J. Stein
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 02:54:30 +0300
Reginald S. Perry writes:
> >"Mike" == Mike McDonald <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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