Subject: Re: Source code becoming less important
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 31 May 1999 17:57:08 -0400

   Date: 31 May 1999 20:00:20 -0000

   I'll add a cautionary note about looking too closely to cars and cell
   phones for guidance to the importance of being able to upgrade the
   software in them.

Although I'm sure I could have expressed it better, my basic argument
is that the way software is used is becoming more like cars and cell
phones and less like general purpose computers.  So I don't think you
are actually arguing against what I am trying to say.