| Once upon a time, it was fun to be a programmer|
FYI SourceForge might close down, Dot-Net is foul play,
Java did not deliver (client-side anyway), Microsoft
has evil plans (and should not be endorsed), Adobe and Allaire are turning evil,
OpenSource movement has lost steam, there are no
exciting platforms to write software to.
MSN is not opening up; AOL is not opening up; wireless industry is in bigger mess.
What's up with the software industry?
Just five years ago, it was so much fun to be a programmer.
Great wages, great products (Java, Visual Basic, AOL),
and great platforms (Palm, Win95, the Web) enticed a whole
generation of engineers to take up software development.
Many are now jobless; even more are disillusioned.
I guess, Everything has a Season (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Saturday, October 27, 2001|
Last Modified: 1/29/2003