Sun Jini vs. M$oft Millennium

Mentifex mentifex at scn.org
Wed Jul 15 07:12:22 EST 1998


Every juxtamillennial robot has its Rodney, its Dr. Frankenstein,
the human who brought it to life.  Today The New York Times (free
globally online at http://www.nytimes.com even for overseas) says
that http://www.sun.com Sun Microsystems of Java fame is planning
in September 1998 to move beyond the dead and lifeless "dial tone"
of the phone system with an alive and vibrant "Java Tone" of Jini,
which will be Java-based distributed computing instead of Windows-
based deskbound computing; ubiquitous instead of local computing.

http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/webcyc.html Webcyc, or the Web-based
personal Encyclopedia, will help you deal with change leading to:

<PRE>
  /^^^^^^^^^^^\ The Architecture of a Robot Brain /^^^^^^^^^^^\
 /visual memory\           semantic ________     /  auditory   \
|      /--------|-------\  memory  / syntax \   |episodic memory|
|      |  recog-|nition |          \________/---|-------------\ |
|   ___|___     |       |  flush-vector|        |    _______  | |
|  /image  \    |     __|___        ___V___     |   /stored \ | |
| / percept \   |    /deep  \------/lexical\----|--/ phonemes\| |
| \ engrams /---|---/concepts\----/concepts \---|--\ of words/  |
|  \_______/    |   \________/    \_________/   |   \_______/ </PRE>



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