tniles: I like all your comments and questions. You bring up excellent points. Regarding the "flexible electronics," you mentioned that one buys the electronics once then later buys apps. In that example, the hw is not flexible; you don't buy hw "apps." It's sw that is flexible. But then looking from the side of the app producer, they have to write their app to work on the many different versions of hw out there. In this case, then yes, run-time switching is needed.
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