No one who has ever used gmail would think of competing against the google guys' JS skills, but it seems there's stuff to learn for people who thought they knew pretty much everything already:
There's a theory that says "if you put a million monkeys in front of a million typewriters, in a few years you can get the collected works of Shakespeare".
There's another theory that says the internet was invented precisely to test this :-)
"The Linux operating system has many times fewer bugs than typical commercial software, according to an upcoming report."
"It was painful, but he stuck to his guns and broke us free of the Excel drug," Baltrusch said. "We began to have one version of the truth."
We imagine that we now live in a "web" world. Java, JSP, EJB -- the COBOL of the internet. We imagine that things are more "standardised" now, we imagine that such vendor dependancy doesn't exist, can't exist.
But the more things change, the more they stay the same...
From: Sitaram ChamartyRead on for the entire letter I wrote. Nice of Bruce to not edit it even a little bit!
Subject: Electronic Voting Machines
While I agree with much of what you say regarding electronic voting and related aspects, there are a few things that you may or may not be aware of that I would like to add to the discussion.
"The key to modern computing is simple acceptance of the axioms. Fighting them will make your life miserable."We all have complaints against software/hardware, but Dvorak brings a biting sarcasm to it and makes the usual rants very funny.
"Sometimes it seems like Microsoft has a monopoly of just about everything, but it shouldn't have one on the facts."So... got a monopoly? here's how to keep it:
Gee I hope this doesn't happen to anyone I know... ;-)
"If you have responsibility for security but have no authority to set rules or punish violators, your own role in the organization is to take the blame when something big goes wrong."
Can someone tell me what planet this guy is living on?