I have been in the tech scene for decades, and having have my "tech baptism" we always have that "community" feel to what we do
That was decades ago
Now, everything changed. Tech companies today are like warring fiefdoms. Instead of focus on innovation they wasted all their resources on making their competitors suffer
Take this SIRI/Nuance -- Apple/Samsung saga for example ---
Instead of innovate - Innovate - INNOVATE what we have here are "strategizing - scheming - blocking"
Instead of innovation the tech companies are more interested in dog fights, and the one thing that I need to know is this ---
Why are they doing all these?
Is it because they no longer have the urge to innovate?
Or is it because the corporate culture (the ROI mentality) that has taken over (in almost all the big tech companies that I know) and it is killing the tech field as we know it?
This is a very unhealthy trend, very very unhealthy, and if we let them corporate guys taking over our tech industry sooner or later we will be facing the sad cold reality that one day, somebody else, maybe India or China or Russia, will become much more technologically advance than the West
Please pay a visit to India or Russia or China, if you have the chance. Over there they still have a lot of people devoting their lives on innovation, because to them, it is the right thing to do