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Re: Debian Food(TM) (Re: export food products)

On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 08:29:37PM -0400, Ryan M. Golbeck wrote:
> Simon Richter <sjr@debian.org> writes:
> > Actually I think something like this could be useful. Anyone care to write
> > a WindowMaker dock app?
> I'll get right on it.

	I don't see why one would want a dockapp, other than as a
front-end?  A design that I can think of, being absolutely nuts, is for
the description language to contain a recipe, and a series of front-ends
attached via a daisy-chain architecture.  (Sort of like how interrupts
work on a shared IRQ line.)

	So, you'd have your recipe, and an instruction will be "add 1
cup of flour" and it gets sent, which passes it to your mixer, which
ignores it, so it passes it to the dockapp.  The human adds the flour
and tells the dockapp, and the information cascades back to the recipe.
The next instruction would be "mix ingredients together" so it gets
sent, which passes to the mixer who does not pass the instruction on,
but starts mixing.  If you do this right, you can attach an arbitrary
number of kitchen appliances and get a generic factory line going in
your own home.  (Industrial applications should abound as well.)


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