Readers who enjoyed “The Five Types of Technological Standard” will like “Software Bugs and Scientific Progress” by John Regehr.
The best conceivable advice to the computer industry would be:
But of course this is just the kind of advice least likely to be taken.
In the past, I predicted that publishers will inevitably declare war on book-lending:
“Let’s pretend that a Nook book (or any similar DRM’d ebook) could be lent in exactly the same manner as a physical book: to whomever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like – with the added [...]
I believe that Apple manufactures and sells junk and crapware.
If you, my dear reader, have even a rudimentary awareness of what is possible with regards to personal computing – or even of what was possible two decades ago – the above should seem obvious to you.
Hopefully the idiots who accused me of kissing an [...]