|Expanding Access to Science and Technology (UNU, 1994, 462 pages)|
|Session 4 : Intelligent access to information: Part 2|
|The new world of computing: The sub-language paradigm|
The research phase of the New World of Computing System is completed. It exists today at the level of a commercial prototype. It is now ready to move into product development.
The New World of Computing System is written entirely in standard "C," except for a few hardware interface assembler procedures. It is running under UNIX4/OpenWindows5 and MS-DOS6/Windows.7 It currently consists of over 400,000 lines of "C" - about 3 megabytes of compiled code. Of this, only about 300 kilobytes is resident; the rest is on the System's own pages (together with data, text, etc.) and is managed by the System's own paging subsystem. The System's own pages are the packets sent across existing and future-digital telecommunication systems. This includes pages containing the digitized voice, and echoed texts and graphics, that will constitute telephone communications. Current PC and workstation hardware and ISDN telecommunication standards are completely adequate to fully support the functionality of the New World of Computing System as described in this document.
"New World of Computing" is the registered trade mark of the California Institute of Technology, which holds the copyright to the New World of
Computing System. We wish to thank AT&T/NCR for their continuing sup port and participation in the development of this System.