On 1 March 2012 01:40, Igor Stasenko <siguc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1 March 2012 02:46, Reuben Thomas <r...@sc3d.org> wrote:
>> On 29 February 2012 23:09, Alan Kay <alan.n...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> [Recapitulation snipped]
>>> So, this gradually turned into an awful mess. But Linus went back to square
>>> one
>> Not really, it was just a reimplementation of the same thing on cheap
>> modern hardware.
>>> But there is still the browser and Javascript. But Javascript isn't fast
>>> enough to do the particle system.
>> Javascript is plenty fast enough to run a simulated x86 booting Linux
>> and running applications:
>> http://bellard.org/jslinux/
>> Granted, it shouldn't be necessary to go via Javascript.
>>>  But Google Chrome is only 13% penetrated,
>> ~40% these days. Things move fast.
>> The degree to which the "mess" we're in is avoidable (or, I'd go
>> further, even undesirable) is also exaggerated.
> But this is not about penetration.

Alan seemed to think penetration mattered; I had some good news.

> It is clear, as to me, that NaCl is the only way to make web better
> living place.
> You say Javascript is fast?
> Now can you tell me, how i can run and manage multiple parallel threads in it?

Like this:


Don't complain that the future is late arriving. The future is already
here, perhaps just not quite in the shape we hoped. And the big news
is that it never will be quite in the shape we'd like; there will be
no complete solution.

Rousseau got this right over 200 years ago: his book "The Social
Contract", which tried to do for the organisation of society what FONC
is trying to do for computing, took for its starting point "people as
they are and laws as they might be". Most visionaries would do well to
copy that first part.

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