Date: Tue, 2 Apr 96 17:39:15 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: The PaperOS
Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Forwarded-by: carolyn meinel <email@example.com>
Forwarded-by: Greg B. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Shimpei Yamashita <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Why Unix is MUCH better than Mac
John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I think I'd also like to point out that as of 1969 with the invention of
> Unix, it had multi-user and multitasking capabilities. Today, 27 *YEARS*
> later, MacOS still has not even come close to approaching the technology in
> Unix. 27 years is quite a long time, folks!
> Not nearly as versatile!
> PS...Check out the Bell Labs web page on the 1960s for info about invention
> of Unix...http://www.att.com/timeline/tline60b.html
I'd also like to point out that the PaperOS, which was originally developed
in China around 2nd century BC and runs on anything from a Post-It note to
the entire archive at the Library of Congress, features complete language
independence, is completely immune from software crashes, offers multiuser,
multitasking and multiprocessing capabilities, supports a robust filesystem
that withstands any sort of crash, power surge or blackout, user
friendliness that makes a joke out of Macs, a cost-to-utility ratio that
mocks even the cheapest garage-factory PC, graphics support transparently
embedded in the OS, best portability in the market (try folding up and
stuffing your Thinkpad in your shirt pocket), math equation/typesetting
support that makes a mockery out of TeX and its ilk, and non-data processing
capabilities (swatting insects, wiping spaghetti stains off of tables,
blowing nose) which even the most powerful computers can only dream of.
(Yeah, your SPARCserver might hit 200 SPECInt92, but try hitting a fly with
it!) Today, more than 20 *CENTURIES* after its invention, the computer world
still has not even come close to approaching the technology in the ancient
PaperOS. 20+ centuries is quite a long time, folks!
Not nearly as versatile!
© 1996 Peter Langston