Balance of the force – the Open Source Column

However, what’s interesting about modern- day computing, outside of the palaces of Microsoft, is how broad the scope of change is happening to be. The big evolutions are all but gone, and so it’s more lateral little moves that continue to take place. As such, especially given community-driven development, small problems – such as a desire to pass on some healthy vegetables – can be quickly fixed. It remains staggering therefore that proprietary system manufacturers still struggle to wrap their heads around a satisfactory way to ensure that the machines they sell can cope with the nuances of the jobs they’re intended to. Granted, there are more pressing concerns than ensuring a newspaper scans at the till, but where’s the contingency?