In sharp contrast to the Duchess of Windsor’s adage about never being too rich or too thin, software can never be too subtle or too bloated. Which may be one reason that software’s adoption by small businesses is, well, very thin indeed.
Archive for May, 2010
Of all the whizbang web browsers currently available, only one allows a Flash insert to gain focus programmatically. So much for open standards.
Apple may have more to gain than anyone else with HTML5, but the ultimate loser in this battle may be the apple community itself. There is a Chinese saying that covers this nicely: Be careful what you wish for.
Selling complex products ‘as is’ and unwarrantable was not invented by the software industry. This technique is now being adopted by old line manufacturers that built their reputations the old fashioned way, and are now losing those once stellar reputations the new fangled way. Moen kitchen faucets illustrate the caveat emptor wisdom of the ancient Romans.