>> - one significant place where Plan 9 wins is using it as a versatile
>> base for building pieces that people use without knowing it's Plan 9
>> (e.g., Sape's wireless base stations, Rangboom, xcpu, and
>> many Inferno apps that Charles can't talk about).

>
> I think we all want a bit more glory than that, but if we all convince
> ourselves, we can tuck Plan 9 entirely out of sight. Problem is, we
> then don't get a community any more and Plan 9 does not have a
> profit-making organisation that can support it without the community.
> Or am I missing something?


It doesn't always have to be completely out of sight. Good embedded
applications are free from the usual, `but everyone else is using windows'
arguments. Just a minor point.