How MS could woo me (was Re: [linux-elitists] MSFT Survey -- Fwd: [ Survey])

Jim Thompson
Tue Dec 23 07:20:52 PST 2003

Phil Mayers writes:
> On Sun, Dec 21, 2003 at 09:28:18AM +0000, Geoff Lane wrote:
> > 
> > Windows isn't an answer to a question I'm asking; but then neither are Gnome
> > or KDE.  Current desktops are still little different from the orginal Xerox
> > ideas. Surely there are better schemes to be discovered?

And we all know what the game is when you know the answer, but not the

> Seriously, with the exception of Plan9, does anyone know of a genuinely
> different fully-implemented interaction paradigm?

Any (real) LISP machine.

> I suspect we'll end up with things like the Remembrance Agent (for
> Emacs - disclaimer, I personally don't use Emacs, it takes a smidgen
> too long to start on my laptop):

leave it running.


Don't want to run emacs, but like the idea of Rememberance Agent?  Try

    Dashboard is like the Remembrance Agent, but rather than being tied to
    emacs it offers a system-wide architecture for capturing "clue
    packets" from a variety of applications, indexing them, and performing
    automatic search as you go about your activities.

"Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure."
			-- Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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