Microsoft's idea of DNA computing...
April 20, 2000 8:43 AM   Subscribe

What a load of bullcrap. I really like their revisionist capitalization on "interNet". Just pulling hot biotech terms out their ass, ignoring their meanings, and reverse-engineering some lame acronameable techspeek. "Digital Nervous System"? Give me a break. "DNS" is already taken. I think they might be getting a little desperate.
posted by EngineBeak at 9:57 AM on April 20, 2000

We seem to have a severe shortage of TLA's. Perhaps Congress should add a few letters to the alphabet to expand the supply.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 11:00 AM on April 20, 2000

It's just a trademark. Sheesh. I haven't heard anyone at Microsoft claim this has anything to do with biocomputing.

Mainly, it's another attempt at a Hail Mary around the Java juggernaut.
posted by dhartung at 6:34 PM on April 20, 2000

I wouldn't be inclined to call Java a juggernaut, any more that I would have called Autocoder a Juggernaut in 1969. Now, COBOL... ah there is a juggernaut.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 8:42 PM on April 20, 2000

(oh, by the way... the above was just humor, not flame bait!)
posted by Dean_Paxton at 8:43 PM on April 20, 2000

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