Yet from what I've read, the Joint Strike Fighter project used large quantities of C++ in their systems.
You mean that fighter that is still over-budget, over schedule and the software systems still don't work?
That being said, I don't think there is anything remarkable about Java. In some ways this decision is a good thing.
1.) it may turn off enough people to never use java (which is a good thing). It was a horrible idea and runs like dog crap on *everything*
2.) Google should be punished for using such a system on an embedded platform. The whole idea of an interpreted code language on a high performance embedded device is dumb. This is why Android phones:
b.) run like crap
c.) have horrible memory/system requirements.
And if you are concerned about the environment, think of the carbon footprint of these types of systems (Java,
Plenty of people are convinced to volunteer and give away their resources.
I am no quarrel with anyone willfully giving what they have earned to charity, etc. It is just evil when an invisible hand forces you because some faceless entity decides what is good and what is bad. That is as evil as any religous entity telling you that you are going to hell because you don't share in their faith.
Providing a monthly check for simply doing nothing is a disaster waiting to happen. You always have to ask the question how much and where does it come from? Then you realize that your utopian system has herpes.
You may choose to call me evil for having the audacity to say that everyone needs goto work to create some value in the world. I say its more evil to create a system that encourages people to because hopelessly dependent on a few "enlightned" leaders to provide them their daily gruel.
It's funny how people put all this faith in "economists" who claim to have create ideas about to run an economy but I have yet to see said economists run any business any better then us "groundlings".