[FoRK] DEC in the past; was Re: What do you think of my
wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 26 07:28:08 PDT 2013
Amazing? Given the text-only, ascii only applications of the day that was
Toss in a GUI and multiple languages and text systems and only 1mb would
certainly seem remarkable. A lot was certainly accomplished with the
limited resources of the day, but that came with losing quite a lot of
versatility that exists today. That said, there's certainly a lot of bloat
that could use some serious paring down. The excesses of better performance
on disk and RAM has certainly led to a lot of lazy programming compared to
back in the day. You kids, being able to build graphic interfaces without
worrying about trying to get things done during the vertical refresh!
> BTW keep in mind that VMS supported tens of users with only 1 (one) MB of
> RAM. In retrospect that is just fucking amazing.
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