Tuesday Mar 13, 2007

James Gosling at Sun Live, London

After lunch, James Gosling presented and took us through some “What are Web 2.0” slides, its a short and to the point presentation. Among several asides, he pointed out that scientific computing which used to drive IT innovation is now leveraging the games industry, since the Sony Playstation 3 has the highest floating point performance in the world, (or on the planet as it seems is the current Sun mot-de-jour).

I wonder what this example says about the economics of the appliance vs. the general purpose?

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