From: "Karp, Alan" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 09:31:56 -0800
Subject: RE: [e-lang] Naming Capability Systems

MarcS wrote:
> The most reliable way of getting people to have the "Ah-hah" 
> experience I have 
> yet seen is (er, boy, this is going to sound big-headed) to 
> give them the 
> demo with CapDesk.

I've seen the demo, and I believe it is a dramatic demonstration of the benefits of POLA.  However, the distinction between ambient and object capabilities is not as clear.  That's probably as it should be.  If the authorities were to be more visible, the user interface would appear to be too awkward to gain acceptance. marcs 

Alan Karp
Principal Scientist
Decision Technology Department
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories MS 1141
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