Why does a PicoJava chip have to be tied to a computer? It's
certainly not how Sun's positioning it in the market. Miniaturization
and $2/chip is on the horizon.
Even the JavaOS isn't computer-centric. It will be designed
so that it can interface with any attached IO object, be it
a hard-drive or the light/dark switch on your toaster.
>"Net chip" that makes any ol' device wirelessly woven into your personal
>network will really change the world. And now, all of a sudden, declarative
>markup, PEP-enhanced HTTP messages, and intelligent middleware make a lot
>of sense in deciding how to route your email from your refrigerator to your
>TV set -- and pay for the groceries, too.
Amen. That day couldn't happen soon enough for me. But let me
have secure-IIOP inplace of HTTP.
MB (saddened that he was ignored in the "Who's CorbaBoy" debate) 8-(
-- Mark Baker, Ottawa Ontario CANADA. Java, CORBA, OpenDoc, Beans email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.iosphere.net/~markb
Will distribute business objects for food.