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June 09, 2005

Monad Slashdotted Once Again

Once again Monad was discussed on Slashdot (as it was last September). The link in question was to an article on Tom's Hardware in which Bob Muglia says that Monad will become the command line for Windows Server in 3 to 5 years.

(The article speculates that this means the death knell for WMI, but Jeffrey Snover posted a comment explaining that this was wrong.)

The discussion on Slashdot followed the typical pattern: some jokes about the name, some complaining about unrelated Mirosoft foibles, a song, a mention of category theory, but ultimately some real understanding and appreciation of what we are doing with Monad (sample quote: "Being bash addict, I must however admit, that Monad offers functionality beyong imagination of modern Linux shells.") I think Monad is one of the few things Microsoft is doing that is discussed on Slashdot in a generally positive way.

Posted by AdamBa at June 9, 2005 07:04 PM

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The slashdot moderation scheme is so ass backwards that I didn't even see Jeffreys comment, being as it was modded to a 1.

Posted by: senkwe at June 10, 2005 01:49 AM

I hadn't thought of that...I just posted a "mod parent up" message since I have better karma than him, but it may be too late.

- adam

Posted by: Adam Barr at June 10, 2005 08:33 AM

I just modded him up on both of his posts. Luckily I had some mod points squirreled away. :)

Posted by: Alan Taylor at June 10, 2005 02:27 PM

Thank you Alan, a true friend of Monad you are! If you ever see Jeffrey, tell him he owes you a drink.

- adam

Posted by: Adam Barr at June 11, 2005 09:01 PM