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NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
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Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
3/19/2015 | 9:57:55 PM
Youthful arrogance, or just ignorance?
A llittle surprised at the virulence of some of the comment: From Slashdot:, posted Thursday, March 12: "If he were to drop dead right this instant ... no one that matters would notice beyond his family." Nothing like arrogance. Or is it just ignorance?
User Rank: Apprentice
3/19/2015 | 10:24:24 AM
Why we have code issues today
"Just a string of numbers" explains why coding today has become so bloated and full of security loopholes and performance issues. For many coders today, I believe it's not about doing it right and doing it the best way. It's quantity over quality. Let's just get it out there and fix it later if we have to.

 Because of the advances in coding languages, a lot (not all) of the younger coders don't have a solid foundation of what really goes on behind the scenes; just like many people today don't have a solid foundation of how a computer works. It just does. The love and passion for IT has turned to a desire for high pay and job security.
User Rank: Apprentice
3/19/2015 | 7:58:41 AM
Re: this makes me wonder...
I know a number of musicians who would say that while this is a good idea in theory, in practice the lion's share of the collected funds go to "overhead and managemet" and practically nothing makes it to the artists.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
3/18/2015 | 6:28:50 PM
this makes me wonder...
...whether the open source community should have something like ASCAP or BMI in the music industry, to collect fees from companies that benefit from open source work but don't pay adequately for it.

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