Who’s preempting who here?

Jon Udell talks about the promise of power and freedom in this entry: “To have a multitasking and multithreaded operating system, right on my desktop, for my own personal use, seemed an incredible luxury.” Good points. Pre-emptive multi-tasking would be so much cooler if it was the user who could preempt whatever the machine is doing that it thinks is so important that it’s ignoring our clicks!

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