Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 19th Feb 2011 10:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Okay, source material is more than 10 years old so this is not exactly news, but I think it's interesting anyway. This BeOS promotional video is a good reminder of how powerful modern hardware truly is, what hardware should be needed for light computer use, and how laughable modern desktop&mobile OSs are as far as performance is concerned. Here are part 1 and part 2 on YouTube.
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by Zbigniew on Sat 19th Feb 2011 21:59 UTC
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"Current software is shameful. Giant operating systems linger from the 1970's. Applications are team-produced with built-in obsolescence. User interfaces feature puzzle-solving.

With the huge RAM of modern computers, an operating system is no longer necessary, if it ever was".

"I despair. Technology, and our very civilization, will get more and more complex until it collapses. There is no opposing pressure to limit this growth. No environmental group saying: Count the parts in a hybrid car to judge its efficiency or reliability or maintainability".

Chuck Moore, "father" of Forth programming language.

I would also recommend the lecture:

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