Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/06
Earlier this week, I already tweeted that Douglas Engelbart passed away:
RIP Doug Engelbart. Inventor of many computer things we now take for granted: Mouse, GUI, hypertext, etc. http://gigaom.com/2013/07/03/doug-engelbart-american-inventor-computing-legend-passes-away/ …
XKCD published a comic – numbered 1234: coincidence? – about it that includes some a bit of pun about the importance of inventions (see 1234: Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013) – explain xkcd).
The first slide refers to the Mother of all Demos (coined in 1994, the original was just called The Demo, and you can view it here).
The others make a bit of pun, on what part of his inventions were used for.
All in all, an important figure that has inspired many people and events passed away. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/23
Frank Borland is back. You can meet him at Micro Focus now – they acquired Borland a while ago – where he relates to things from the past:
Frank Borland first appeared in advertisements and on the cover of the SideKick manual in 1984. Later on, Frank appeared in the first version of the Turbo Tutor manual.
He is talking about powerful and affordable, has Facebook as well as presence on LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.
But I when I look at the MicroFocus product portfolio, I don’t see any that are both affordable and powerful.
Todays software days are different than 30 years ago, but I do agree with a couple of the points he made:
- Keep it open
- Don’t make it big, make it better
- Focus on the user experience
- Listen to the community
I don’t think you necessarily need to meet these two though:
- Meet every platform need
- Make it affordable
As those two tend to contradict each other.
What do you think?
via: » Frank’s Story Meet Frank Borland.
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