ben.joyce at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 11:54:34 CDT 2007
Interesting posts gents, some valid points.
"Library war" sounds right, and horrible if I must say so... we dont
need this at all.
p.s. "It's all about the benjamins" - heh, my name is Bnejamin :)
On 10/30/07, Luther, Ron <Ron.Luther at hp.com> wrote:
> Matt Warden noted, as usual, several things I agree with:
> >>I like Joel (both of you), but actually, I think he is pretty far
> >>off the mark on this one as well.
> Hi Matt ;-),
> Yeah, I'm scratching my head a bit at Joel's latest too. The migration of optimization from code to hardware to bandwidth was, IMVHO, much more driven by economics than 'cool people using cool technologies'. It was a business decision - not an IT decision. It's 1957? People are cheaper than computers - save money - optimize that code! It's 2007? Hardware is cheaper than programmers - save money - throw more memory/cpus at the problem! It's all about the benjamins. It doesn't have anything to do with 'what programmers want'.
> >>But, whatever; you're right; if he is successful as he is, he must be
> >>doing something right. But, that doesn't by implication mean that he
> +1. Forecasting is hard. Particularly of the future.
> [Deleted tangential rant about societal impulses to imbue credence to prognostications from celebrities excised from this space. I woulda left it in, but I couldn't get a pithy quote from Paris or Nicole in time!]
> >>As for the comments about an ajax SDK, is he really telling us something
> >>about the future? We're in the middle of a library war,
> Excellent point. And one that may support a projection towards 'standardization'. Personally I'm against it. But thinking of it from that angle may better explain where Joel was coming from.
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