I recently read on Slashdot (something I promised myself I was
going to do less) about Miguel de Icaza's comments on Longhorn.
It was a pretty interesting read and makes me think I should read up
on XAML and Avalon, Microsoft's new technologies for making
advanced rich web applications. What struck me as particularly jarring,
where someone asked about Java as a...
I don't want to talk about how Open Source technology changes the rules
by breaking up monopolies or giving you the freedom to reconfigure. I want
to talk about actual economic effects as the cost of software approaches
zero. It doesn't just save money, it produces new features by the way it's
A non software example:
Let's start with a simple non-software example. Imagine I want a socket...