A philosophical look at the future of technology.
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Brady and I discuss people and technology; where it was, where we are, and where we are going. Put on your philosophy hats!
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Comment #1 posted on 2022-09-10T13:34:48Z by Ken Fallon
Wrong wrong wrong
Microsoft is into opensource because overnight their server business dissipated when dockerisation came along and destroyed their server market. They had no choice but to get on the band wagon, like the did with the BSD TCPIP stack in the day.
Their strategy was, is, and will forever be embrace, extend and extinguish. Do not mistake Windows Subsystem for Linux as been our friends. They are for running Linux binary executable natively on Windows, and not the other way around.
This is one piece of software designed to counteract Corporate Linux asking for Linux Laptops.
Selling an Operating system is very very profitable and is required for growth.
Locked in to the Desktop.
Locked in to Office.
Locked in to Teams.
"According to Microsoft data, Windows revenue increased $1.9 billion or 9%, driven by growth in Windows Commercial and Windows OEM. Windows Commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 18%, driven by increased demand for Microsoft 365. Windows OEM revenue increased 9%, ahead of PC market growth. "
Comment #2 posted on 2022-10-18T00:21:06Z by dnt
Capitalism or technology
Interesting talk, thanks for this! After listening, I was thinking that maybe adding a third co-host whose views contrast more with your own could make your shows even more thought-provoking. As for this episode, I have so many thoughts, it wouldn't be right to expect Ken to read them in the community news show. But I think I can summarize them in one question: is it possible to talk about a future of technology that has nothing to do with capitalism?
Comment #3 posted on 2022-10-18T05:04:30Z by Windigo
The quote "...you need to be quiet now, I don't like your future" is one I can relate to. I often feel the same way when I see trends in development, technology, etc. heading away from the parts that I enjoy and find interesting.
The HPR episodes on Gopher, Forth, and other older technologies do make me hopeful that we'll always have our niche, though!
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