Bitchin' plan. Sounds like a load of fun, and the kind of industrial R&D
worth funding. How to measure progress, well, you got me...
We believe it is time to reexamine the operating system=92s role in
computing. Operating systems exist to create an environment in which
compelling applications come to life. They do that by providing
abstractions built on the services provided by hardware. We argue that
advances in hardware and networking technology enable a new kind of
operating system to support tomorrow=92s applications. Such an operating
system would raise the level of abstraction for developers and users, so
that individual computers, file systems, and networks become unimportant =
most computations in the same way that processor registers, disk sectors,
and physical pages are today.
--- Rohit Khare -- World Wide Web Consortium -- Technical Staff w: 617/253-5884 -- f: 617/258-5999 -- h: 617/491-5030 NE43-344, MIT LCS, 545 Tech Square, Cambridge, MA 02139