A californian, theoretical physicist, and London PR agent walk into a science museum. The californian asks the theoretical physicist a vague philosophical question and the PR agent publishes it. "Win your own trip to London my friends and this too could be you!"
The punchline? Slashdotters think stephen should stfu. Imagine winning a trip to London, getting to meet stephen hawking, and you decide to have some camp-fire-bullshit talk while touring a museum and all he does is say, "sorry, I'm just a theoretical physicist and am thoroughly incapable of making small talk", or worse, starring you down with no response.
But if you're talking about something running with 256kb of ram, then Go's current runtime isn't suitable. I've seen new runtime implementations for working with such systems though I don't recall the name of the project or links but there's nothing inherently preventative of Go for use on such systems given an appropriate runtime.
- stackoverflow https://github.com/bosun-monit...
- ex-googlers https://github.com/cockroachdb...
- like bittorrent sync https://github.com/syncthing/s...
- drone.io CI https://github.com/drone/drone
- raft protocol implement https://github.com/goraft/raft which is used in a number of other projects such as the underlying projects in CoreOS (also written in Go)
and the list goes on and on with startups (http://blog.iron.io/2013/03/how-we-went-from-30-servers-to-2-go.html) and big names (https://github.com/dropbox/godropbox https://github.com/facebookgo) alike. Just google for more or explore github.
I don't think musk is far off, but the problem sure is and he's aware of that at some level with his out-there analogy.
British Army Looking For Gamers With Their Smart-Tanks
Now that's a headline.
Indeed it is, smart-tanks roaming the UK streets looking for gamers would certainly headline most anywhere.