Sat Feb 7 13:58:53 CET 2009

Alan Kay's "no reboot"

I'd like to change this to "no reinstall".  Let's use these analogies:

 reboot    = waking up after a hangover
 reinstall = instantiating another person in the same hardware

Reboot flushes your scratchpad.  like Kay's idea, but it's not
practical because evolution is messy, and most systems are evolved.
Conceptually reboot and reinstall are really the same, but they act on
different time scales.

There is a whole bunch of analogies between operating system
_instances_ and Smalltalk's image based programming.