[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Yes, they are special, but...

It is not that the circuits used in Symbolics machines cannot run
other software that is run on Unix machines--it is simply that
Symbolics machines don't run it.  This is why Symbolics machines are
perceived as being special purpose.  In fact, Symbolics itself
supports this perception.  Take this section of the CLIM press
announcement as an example:

	Date:    Wed, 14 Jun 89 15:41:00 EDT

	To:      SLUG@ALDERAAN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM

	From:    SZR@ALDERAAN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM
	Subject: CLIM

	Sender: Mark@ALDERAAN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM


		Symbolics, Inc., headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and
	with operations in Chatsworth, Calif., is the leading provider
	of symbolic processing systems used for the development and
	delivery of expert systems, computer aided software engineering
	(CASE), computer aided design and engineering (CAD/CAE) and
	advanced image generation and processing.

		Lucid, Inc., headquartered in Menlo Park, CA., is a
	leading supplier of Common Lisp software products running on
	general-purpose computers.