[FoRK] KK: the art of endless upgrades
Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Tue May 17 08:59:15 PDT 2011
The bottom line is that there will always be innovation. Next year's
thing will always be better along some criteria than last year's thing.
Newer is better--most of the time. Things that can't be innovated
anymore will be commoditized.
Innovation is like a big red queen race.
On 5/17/2011 8:52 AM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> Just like knowing that certain brands of caulk (DAP) eventually get you
> in a disintegrating, gooey mess where others remain in near perfect
> condition until they age out (GE silicone), you get a feel for
> technology that you can trust (Unixen (now, really, Linuxen), C++/Java,
> Emacs (and now Eclipse), IETF-based protocols, uninfected (WS*) W3C
> formats (XML, HTTP)) vs. (to various extent) crapware: (MS*, VB*, ...).
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