Space is really, really big, and there’s been a couple of great videos out there that show off the relative size of objects. This video puts the scale of the solar system into real perspective by showing how it takes you pass through the solar system at the speed of light.
So, they can network a bunch of 8 bit machines to play music, which is very cool, but this got me thinking. If one could have used this technology back in the day, could they have made a beowulf type cluster and competed with the era's super computers?
I programmed the maspar in c. Never thought about lisp while playing with it.
I did some lisp programming on xerox lisp machines. They used a cpu that ran interlisp byte code natively if my memory serves me right. Sadly(?) the xerox interlisp environment ran faster on a sparcstation than on the dedicated xerox workstations... :-D