MonkeyBlah: Briefly on Software
Jun 29, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Johansson)
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"Today is a computer-filled world, and computers need software.
A computer without software is quite like a engine without a car to
go with it; yes, you can run the engine on full speed all day, but
it's not going to bring you any closer to wherever you want to go.
Simply put, without software, a computer is ultimately useless.
Today, computer usage having grown mainstream, we have a vast
number of people/corporations out there who stake their future on
making software; and it appears that (as I suppose it does in other
fields as well) these can be divided into two groups with distinct
philosophical outlooks on software and its purpose.
"I will illustrate these two, as I usually do, by using two
groups with diametrical philosophies..."