1) IBM Rational ClearCase will continue to stink
2) ClearCase users will develop blindness as a result of continued exposure
to the eye-sore that is the clearcase-ui
3) ClearCase will create a new disease in the enterprise called CC-Shingles
as it infects every application that touches it with needless process steps
4) Cubicle neighbors of CC-users will soon be donning noise-cancelling ear-muffs to block
out the loud cursing of the ClearCase users around them
5) ClearCase market share will continue to dwindle below its already measly 2 % market share
as more and more workplaces find CC to be the most dis-tasteful source control product ever.
I'm about your age and recently had 3 job offers to decide from. I think what made me marketable was all the fun development projects I work on outside of work.
Years ago it was text-to-speach apps, new readers, and personal search tools that I enjoyed working on. Today I'm having fun building software for home-security (facial recognition and object recognition libraries are fast maturing) and helping my neighbors set up their own home-security systems based on this stuff (for free of course).
There's so much cool stuff in OSS to learn about; you are almost crazy not to be into this stuff.
I learned a ton about MySQL when I built my first mythTV DVR; and would never want to go back to watching TV any other way.
My Rss reading project taught me a ton about XML and XML-Schema; plus it cut down on the amount of surfing I do.
For my next home project I'm probably going to build some tools for my son's MineCraft worlds.
And I can't wait to start playing with the android SDK a bit more so I port some of my favorite projects over to my tablet.
Most harmful of all is the message that Microsoft's actions have conveyed to every enterprise with the potential to innovate in the computer industry. Through its conduct toward Netscape, IBM, Compaq, Intel, and others, Microsoft has demonstrated that it will use its prodigious market power and immense profits to harm any firm that insists on pursuing initiatives that could intensify competition against one of Microsoft's core products. Microsoft's past success in hurting such companies and stifling innovation deters investment in technologies and businesses that exhibit the potential to threaten Microsoft. The ultimate result is that some innovations that would truly benefit consumers never occur for the sole reason that they do not coincide with Microsoft's self-interest.
Cancer: When some of the 4 billion cells decide to form a 'tea party'.
Any MythTV devs reading this know for sure?
John Stewart's march is the one advocating tolerance.
Colbert's march is the sarcastic counter to that (Keep-Fear-Alive!).
Sounds like I touched a nerve with you, though.
Perhaps you should change out your colostomy bag, dude. Clearly your current one is all backed up.
I'll be in the Colbert - 'Keep Fear Alive' side.
My sign will read;
'The New American Tea-Party;
Harnessing the Power of Stupid.
Finally, A Renewable resource all republicans can agree on!'
Unfortunately, while the article you reference refers to a whitepaper and a presentation made by Scott McNealy, those materials are not published anywhere that I could find. If you know where they are -- please tell.
The need for a federal CIO is certainly a good part of the discussion, too. That there is not a federal CIO is very strange indeed. It sounds as though Scott did get his chance to make the pitch for using OSS to build vendor neutral enterprise environments. I hope that message doesn't get drowned out by the lobbyists.