What if you did the following:
- Take a chromebook
- Modify the chromium build running to run Sbcl within it.
- Create lisp bindings to the internal surface, so that all UI elements can be created and manipulated within the Lisp image.
- Allow downloading, compiling and running arbitrary lisp code
- One of the tabs is always a Repl
- Add a caching filesystem that would persist part or whole of the image
… might this create a modern-day Lisp machine? Maybe.
Did I miss anything obvious here? If not, this sounds doable in a few years.
I’m lazy, do you if you like this idea (I’m sure there’s a guaranteed niche market for these machines), go ahead and throw it on to Kickstarter. Or something.