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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Good, relevant historical review.

    But

    Isn't graphics technology now being adequately driving by the gamers? If the Unix workstation market migrates completely to commodity hardware with generic high-speed bus, doesn't that make commodity adoption of new niche developments easier?
    --
    Bill
    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;
    • Wew, wew, wew! We have a winner! The "completely missed the point" award goes to n1vux. No, you dimwit. I was drawing a contrast between "brand new things" and "just speeding up what already exists". Graphics card makers, driven by gamers, aren't trying anything new. The basic architecture for 3D acceleration was laid down by SGI in the mid 1990's. Adding fans doesn't count as innovation. My question was, who is making entirely new computer achitecture that might someday go mainstream after being an expensive high-end feature, outside of mainstream? To say the mass manufacturs will get there sooner or later is like saying we would have figured out anime eventually and it didn't have to come out of Japan. Anyway, even if you agree with that last absurdity, stay the hell off my blog.

      -scott
      • Who's calling whom names, youngster?

        Why do you assume innovation is only possibly on novel engineering workstations? Because that's all you've ever seen and you haven't read history of this and other industries? Or just stupid?

        Do you assume that progress can only come from cycling back around the "it's a new architecutre" merry-go-round? CISCRISC and "Let's create another layer of Cache" recapitulate the phylogeny as much as break new ground, but the new engineers are quite impressed with their inventiven
        --
        Bill
        # I had a sig when sigs were cool
        use Sig;