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May 30, 2003

Science Fiction drives Computing Science

In the story “UNIX's True Competition: Linux?” on "", we can read this romantic conclusion:

The reason I wrote this editorial was because of my own "romantism" towards operating systems. One part of me believes that having a single OS running on all devices conceivable is great means for interoperability (think "Star Trek" and how they connect alien devices to their own with ease), but the other, "osnews" part of me, loves to see more and more operating systems and architectures on the plate. Seeing old traditional Unices fading away with time, or at least losing their glorious role every day to Linux or Windows, truly saddens me.

Yes, we all want to implement SF technologies in our software... Creativity drives developments!

Posted by Jean-Philippe on May 30, 2003 at 06:09 PM 15 Comments, 239 TrackBacks

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