Kevin Brosius on Tue, 30 Jan 2001 08:07:11 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] Plugins and Mozilla

Bill Jonas wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 09:43:11PM -0500, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> > Too much shooting. Better just to remember that I have yet to see
> > Java employed in *any* truly useful application (please, let's not
> > get in a fight over this, folks), and laugh at the silly language.
> I don't mean to get into a fight ;) , but an interesting application of
> Java is at
> <>.
> Basically, it's a molecular search engine; you drag atoms onto it to make
> molecules, and it will then search the catalog for chemicals containing
> that molecular sequence.  Trivial?  Possibly.  Interesting?  Definitely.

Interesting, yes.  That's just neat.  And it didn't lock up my version
of Netscape on Solaris.  So who do they call if I enter an explosive
formula? ;-)

> (Apologies for not having a link in English; this is one of my employer's
> clients (although we didn't write this particular application).)
> --
> Bill Jonas                | "In contrast to the What You See Is What You
>        |  Get (WYSIWYG) philosophy, UNIX is the You
> |  Asked For It, You Got It operating system."
>    |  --Scott Lee, as quoted by Lamb and Robbins

Kevin Brosius

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