It was our last best hope for peace...

Wed, 7 Oct 1998 13:09:37 -0400 (EDT)

Sun won't design any more Java chips, according to Infoworld, according
to Slashdot.

Looks like pointer security etc. in hardware is dead for a while,

I suspect that pointer security in general will make a comeback,
though.  As applications get bigger, programmers get more expensive,
software gets cheaper, and CPUs get faster, it will become more and
more appealing.  (Lots of the folks here have found it appealing for
decades, of course -- who wants to go implement ad hoc memory
management for every program they write?  Or fight with SIGSEGV?)

Kragen (the programming language of the future was invented in 1959)

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A well designed system must take people into account.  . . .  It's hard to
build a system that provides strong authentication on top of systems that
can be penetrated by knowing someone's mother's maiden name.  -- Schneier