[Job] Squeak for NewtonOS?
Aaron J Reichow
reic0024 at d.umn.edu
Mon Sep 9 23:06:14 UTC 2002
On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Tim Rowledge wrote:
> Another problem is that anything less than a 2100 has pitiful memory and
> not very much grunt.
That's very true, but 2100s can be had relatively cheap now a days.
> IF (big, big, IF) there is a way to get right down to the hardware and
> actually use it sensibly there might be some value in the idea - after
> all a newt 2100 is essentially a grownup Active Book machine and we
> _know_ that they kicked ass with Smalltalk. I'd want a bit more thne
> $250 to do the work though.... even back in 89 I got (mumble, flick
> through old invoice files, translate to bucks, ignore inflation...) er,
> about $40k for doing my part of it.
I know, $250 is nothing. The only way anyone would do it at this price is
if they wanted Squeak on Newton OS themselves, or if they were hackers
looking for a project with a bit of a return. I'm a student. A
particularily poor student. Being an undergrad ecology research assistant
with lots of loans doesn't exactly leave me with a lot of surplus cash to
fund softare projets, especially after I pay the rent, tutition and
general living expenses. :)
For me, $250 is a lot of money to blow on something like this. I know
that this won't make someone want to do the work for me at this
drop-in-the-bucket, but I feel like I should explain myself. Laughable
yes, but it's all I have to work with.
Aaron Reichow :: UMD ACM Pres :: http://www.d.umn.edu/~reic0024/
"corporation, n: an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit
without individual responsibility." :: ambrose bierce
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