At the risk of being flamed.

Brian T Rice
Tue Apr 22 22:01:02 2003

On Tue, 22 Apr 2003, Michael Conrad wrote:

> (the rest aren't relevant)

I think this states the case against your suggestion rather well, to say
nothing of the recent use of the term in popular media (need I name the

Alan Kay has made the oft-quoted statement that the true revolution is
when the new concepts and ideas are as naturally encountered as the air
around us or the sea that fish swim in. We say "TUNES is an environment"
and this captures the idea. The reference I made today about the "Solaris"
name has to do with a science fiction novel about a planet's ocean which
is sentient all at once and as a whole, and this also captures the idea.
You cannot point to some area of TUNES and say "here is the essence", or
"there it is".

Brian T. Rice
LOGOS Research and Development