Problems of Symbol Congestion in Computer Languages
cjns1989 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 15:06:37 CET 2011
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 06:40:17AM EST, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Feb 2011 02:50:11 -0500, Chris Jones wrote:
> > Always struck me as odd that a country like Japan for instance, with
> > all its achievements in the industrial realm, never came up with one
> > single major piece of software.
> I think you are badly misinformed.
> The most widespread operating system in the world is not Windows. It's
> something you've probably never heard of, from Japan, called TRON.
> Japan had an ambitious, but sadly failed, "Fifth Generation Computing"
> They did good work, but unfortunately were ahead of their time and the
> project ended in failure.
> Japan virtually *owns* the video game market. Yes, yes, Americans publish
> a few high-profile first-person shooters. For every one of them, there's
> about a thousand Japanese games that never leave the country.
> There's no shortages of programming languages which have come out of
> The one you're most likely to have used or at least know of is Ruby.
Food for thought.. Thanks much for the links..!
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