[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.

Greg

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*, ...).
>
> sdw
>
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