[LINK] Rents, points of control and the IT industry
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sun Oct 31 08:31:42 EST 2010
At 21:17 +1100 30/10/10, Stilgherrian wrote:
>I reckon that if you want to understand the future of the IT
>industry, you could do worse than to read this piece by Jim Stogdill.
Quite apart from the valuable analysis, I've sent the last line to my
son. (He's been my tech support for the last deade or more - 40-year
industry-veterans *need* tech support).
I couldn't have said it better myself, except in my case it's in
planning, so still future tense:
>last night my Dad said to me: "I can't stand Microsoft and avoid it
>as much as I can. I've switched to Ubuntu because I got tired of
>paying Bill Gates a tax so he could run a charity."
Roger Clarke http://www.rogerclarke.com/
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