[oclug] Save the Limited Computer Resources
Gilles J. Seguin
segg at infonet.ca
Fri Feb 23 20:25:20 EST 2001
Vic Gedris wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Francis Pinteric wrote:
> > However, what I've really been musing about lately is along the same
> > lines. We constantly see programmes becoming larger and larger
> > filling all the available resources. More resources are added, and
> > still they fill, quicker than before. Memory in machines have for
> > some time now been significantly larger than 640K and for some
> > programmes the source code won't fit on a single-sided 5 1/4" floppy.
I do not understand that one either.
Personal Editor was fitting under 64KB
Macro assembler was fitting under 64KB
Now, we have a super font manager and still don't know what to do
with colormap resource, where are the standard.
> You'd save precious bandwidth/typing time/storage/etc if you spelled it
> "programs" not "programmes". ;-)
Well, a word with 2.4 thousand years behind it.
In those times, paper was not cheap, what a waste.
Thinks for the suggestion.
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