I suppose this could be considered as an expression of bad taste, but it made me laugh nonetheless: Source reveals origin of new Windows XP.
I could not resist bying the February 2001 number of Dr. Dobb’s Journal, since it has Java as the main subject matter. In it, I found references to descendants of some of the programming languages that I have been fond of for so many years: Pascal and Oberon. Specifically, Michael Swaine talks (among other programming languages) about Juice (see e.g. www.statlab.uni-heidelberg.de/projects/oberon/) and Component Pascal (see e.g. www.oberon.ch/docu/language_report.html). Unfortunately, what seems to be the Juice homepage is inaccessible without a password protected login. By the way, my frustration with the inaccessiblity of this page illustrates how much I have come to rely on publicly available data/information on the Internet – what would I do without it?
Component Pascal in the mean time proves that Java is really two things: a language and a platform, in the form of the JVM or Java Virtual Machine. This point should be clear now for everybody, since it is possible to write code for the JVM in other languages than Java.