we all know it.
And I am NOT talking about the general state of the world, just about computer and software.
I am not sure when it happend, personally I think at the time when the IBM PC came out. Some people I worked with date it back 10 years earlier. And some say we never should have climbed down from the trees.
One Forum Member (Ale?) mentioned OBERON, and since N.Wirth was one of my Professors way back when, I looked a bit more into it.
Like I disagreed a lot with him while beeing his studend, I still disagree with his solution that just a strongly typed language is worth to exist, but anyways this is a very good read,
It is from 1995 but the situation got way worse since then.
We talked about this in other threads, @Chip
mentioned it a couple of times, and a lot of people chimed in, but it was always OT.
So that is what this thread is for, to discuss the problem of software bloat and weekly updates and spying software and having 70 processes running on your computer for - who knows what.
But I am more interested in ways OUT of that situation, not more examples of who does what or linux and windows and free versus ... you get the gist.
What I would like to discuss here is what the minimum requirements for a stable system would be and how many P2s one would need to build one.
might get CPM running, I might be able to get COBOL running via PropGCC, but that is to far back. To make a usable system we need Internet access.
A full blown web-browser is probably not doable. Maybe a very simple text based one like lyncs?
If TAQOZ does it make into the boot rom there would be a way to provide system services to user programs. Since @Peter
supports WORDS defined in PASM one can call back anyone from FORTH and for the other way around I guess @Peter
can use his redirection for input and output he already has, to support a text-scriptable system call from any language running as user program.
I also hope that @peter
includes his serial multi P1 protocol in the boot TAQOZ.
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