Message from discussion Your next supercomputer! Just $99 for 16 ARM cores on a chip.
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From: "Elizabeth D. Rather" <erat...@forth.com>
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On 10/4/12 2:39 AM, rickman wrote:
> On 10/3/2012 2:06 PM, van...@vsta.org wrote:
>>> Forth seems to be a good example of a marketing failure that isn't a
>>> technical failure. It's a simple, flexible tool that just doesn't get
>> It's a powerful macro assembler for a stack based machine language.
>> The problem is that it can take your $0.23 problem and do it for $0.17--
>> a 25% savings! But everybody has pockets stuffed full of $20 bills,
>> so nobody cares. I think Chuck Moore was smart to head towards where
>> the pennies still matter.
> And exactly where would that be?
In embedded devices that will be used in enormous volumes, such that
tiny savings in unit costs are multiplied by volume to the extent that
it's worth extra development costs to achieve them, and in applications
where good power management can vastly extend the usefulness (and value)
of a device.
Elizabeth D. Rather (US & Canada) 800-55-FORTH
FORTH Inc. +1 310.999.6784
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applications since 1973."