[TUHS] Thanks for Virtuallyfun! (was Re: Happy birthday, 386BSD!)
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Mon Jul 15 05:19:07 AEST 2019
> From: Adam Thornton
> something designed for single-threaded composible text-filtering
> operations is now running almost all of the world's multithreaded
> user-facing graphical applications, but that's the vagaries of history
> for you.
It's a perfect example of my aphorism, "The hallmark of truly great
architecture is not how well it does the things it was designed to do, but how
well it does things it was never expected to handle."
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