Why LispOS?

Mike McDonald mikemac@mikemac.com
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 20:02:46 -0800

>To: lispos@math.gatech.edu
>Subject: Re: Why LispOS?
>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 16:19:57 -0800
>From: Kelly Murray <kem@franz.com>

>Byron Davies was also spot-on.  Better technology is worthless
>unless it solves a real problem that creates significant value.
>It's the application(s) that create the real value, and AI was
>the application that carried Symbolics et al where they went.
>Remember, Symbolics tried to keep selling the "old Lisp Machine".
>Nobody was buying.  Simply cloning it would yeild the same fate.

  My goal doesn't care one iota whether or not a LispOS would take
over the world or not. I'm interested in it for my own enjoyment, pure
and simple.

>I have personally made lots of progress towards my vision
>of a New Lisp Machine and the application(s) that will run on it.
>-Kelly Murray  kem@franz.com   Franz Inc

  Unfortunately for this project, like Mr. Coleman, I too have been
diverted from this work by a female. I'm getting hitched in October.
Hmm, maybe M$ is sending women at us single guys to keep us from
getting anything done! :-)

>P.S. I'm not at liberty to say what I've done or
>     what I'm doing anymore.  It's proprietary. :(

  I guess we'll find out when ACL 5.0 hits the streets. Maybe?

  Mike McDonald