Thanks brucehnrichs --Perhaps the question wasn't framed so clearly. I'm looking for a discussion on memory with a visual edge, something geared towards the technically adept but not always working in a technical context. The chrome example
is a great example of this. I saw that site memorymanagement.org --thanks. Yet it's very broad and applies to an array of os. It's also 9 years old. I'm looking for something more recent, specific to linux, and more specific to tuning java.
There's an ora performance tuning book that's really close. There's another by HP. Yet none of these really dive in with visual aids, everyday metaphor, and working examples.
Thanks for the comments here. I'll continue this search and post here if I find anything soon. Perhaps I'll find that it's a project undone in need of doing.