To eat or be eaten?

This is the flip-side of Marc Adreesen's " Soft...

Published Nov 30, 2012 in Software, Technology

This is the flip-side of Marc Adreesen’s “ Software is Eating the World “. Interesting distinction, is software eating the world, or is the world eating software?

When I look at what excites me, I see a much bigger world than just software. I’ve already argued that biology is in the process of exploding , and the biological revolution could be even bigger than the computer revolution. I’m increasingly interested in hardware and gadgetry, which I used to ignore almost completely. And we’re following the “Internet of Things” (and in particular, the “Internet of Very Big Things” ) very closely. I’m not saying that software is irrelevant or uninteresting. I firmly believe that software will be a component of every (well, almost every) important new technology. But what grabs me these days isn’t software as a thing in itself, but software as a component of some larger system. The software may be what makes it work, but it’s not about the software.

Don't negotiate with yourself

Regardless of the politics in this article, thi...

Published Nov 30, 2012 in Politics, Business