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15 Oct
A Terrifying Suggestion

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 98 19:09:14 -0700
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Subject: A Terrifying Suggestion

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From: Dan Peck <>
From: a single page note included with Windows 95:

"Note on Java support. The software product may contain support for
programs written in Java. Java technology is not fault tolerant and is not
designed, manufactured or intended for use or resale as online control
equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, such
as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or
communication systems, air traffic control, direct life support machines,
or weapons systems, in which the failure of Java technology could lead
directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental

It's a shame they don't hold their OWN software to such high standards. How
would you like to be on a life-support machine running Windows 95?

[Insert "Blue screen of death" comment here...  -psl]

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