Re: call for seconds: on firmware
On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 12:12:18PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18 2008, Luk Claes wrote:
> > Note that firmware is no program AFAICS...
> I do not think I agree. I think it is indeed a software program,
> and I am not alone:
> ,----[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_software ]
> | Firmware which is software programmed(sic) resident to electrically
> | programmable memory devices on board mainboards or other types of
> | integrated hardware carriers
It's "software", which is "programmed [...] (in)to [flash]", as I read
it. I.e. the "programmed" up there pertains to the way the firmware is
put onto the device, not what the firmware is in itself.