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Comment Re:Assembly (Score 1) 269

I would say that the inverse is more true, it's a damned shame that the people who design computers are completely clueless about the people who program them and what their problems are. For example what idiot decided that pointers are good things for humans to use in their programs? They should go down in history as one of the great causes of misery in our world.

Comment Re:Apple (Score 1) 25

Apple makes their own processors, antennas, radios, boards, devices. Why is nobody thinking about them for IoT. I say simply because there are no announcements, rumors, or even speculations of what they could or would make. They already have the network resources too.


Apple sells products. They don't sell components. They don't sell products where you need to crack a manual and read for a week before you can get started. They make phones and laptops and watches where you take them out of the box and off you go. IoT is the opposite. It's about building stuff. It's about putting big software in a tiny chip. It's about shaving power requirements down to the minimum with clever low-level design. It's about getting down to the nitty gritty stuff that apple never ever exposes to you.

Do you suffer painful elimination? -- Don Knuth, "Structured Programming with Gotos"