Re: request to join FoRK

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory. (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 16:24:55 -0500

> Isn't "heterogeneous real-time interoperability" a contradiction in terms?

On purely philosophical terms, it shouldn't be, unless the terms lack all
orthogonality. In practical terms, it isn't either: I might have a
distributed control system made of various flavors of unix or VMS (or NT, to
strain credulity) plus embedded controllers running a real-time kernel.
Writing code that runs on these pieces would fit the description, IMO.

On the other hand, it's probably an ill-disguised commentary on sexual
relations in the distant light of Nelson's stunning victory over Napoleon at
Trafalgar, as interpreted in Disney movies. With whipped cream.