This article is in response to the special section “TLE Forum III: Future Computing” in the February 2003 TLE. As mentioned in one of the presentation transcripts, the future of computing will not proceed in the linear fashion many people expect (“more data, faster computers”). There are some important changes coming that I feel need to be discussed in more detail, however.

Computer operating systems succeed by best exploiting the hardware and cultural paradigms they inhabit. As these paradigms change so do the software systems, often radically. Going back into history we see that the concept of an “operating...

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