In response to an earlier blog entry, "zander" sent me a link to the downloadable copy of Eric Von Hippel's book Democratizing Innovation.
This book is a great read for those of us who are wondering where Open Source may be leading us.
Back in 1973, a young Bill Gates was demonized for asking the following:
"Who can afford to do professional work for nothing?
With Sun's decision to "Open Source" their Java EE app server, it's likely that all Java EE app servers will soon be free.
Janet Heiss's recent blog entry got me thinking about socially relevant technology....
First came the spell checker, then the grammar checker...
If I asked you to list the most famous structures in the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa would probably show up in your top 10 responses.
For me, JBI's advent will probably be a really good thing.
"As OpenOffice.org 2.0 approaches version 2.0 final it is being meet increasingly with opposition by free software advocates over its dependency on Java."
I am delighted that Open Office is finally leveraging Java.
Tom Koulopoulos was the keynote speaker at a conference that I attended last week. He's a really bright guy and a very entertaining speaker (or at least I think so).
Tom covered a wide range of topics, one of which was in dealing with uncertainty.
NetBeans 4.1 Update:
Hurrah! NetBeans 4.1 has "fixed" the replace dialog problem that I blogged about last year...
I am a big advocate for Process Driven Design.