[concurrency-interest] Economist article

Tim Peierls tim at peierls.net
Tue Jun 14 14:36:00 EDT 2011

I didn't pick up the everything-is-a-nail vibe. The article just points out
that languages, programmers, and educators are unexpectedly playing catch-up
because of the proliferation of multicores on the desktop, something readers
of the Economist probably wouldn't know about without being in the biz.


On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Joe Bowbeer <joe.bowbeer at gmail.com> wrote:

> "Parallel programming, once an obscure niche, is the focus of increasing
> interest as multicore chips proliferate in ordinary PCs."
> <http://www.economist.com/node/18750706?frsc=dg%7Ca><http://www.economist.com/node/18750706?frsc=dg%7Ca>
> http://www.economist.com/node/18750706?frsc=dg%7Ca
> The article mentions Scala but not java.util.concurrent.
> To me, this problem still seems more "derivative" of the technology and
> less driven by consumer demand, and I'm disappointed that The Economist
> could not find a more compelling statement.
> Is this really a case of: To the man with a multi-headed hammer, every
> problem looks like a multi-headed nail?
> Maybe my mobile-shaded perspective will change now that multicores are
> shipping on handsets...
> Joe
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