Friday, August 15, 2008

Fortune: "A chip too far?"

I wondered about software not keeping up with hardware, a reversal of fortunes since the dawn of the age of multimedia.

Fortune is wondering about it too.

I have expressed it then and I will say now, perhaps it is not for the lack of better ideas but the inadequacy of Integrated Design Environments. The frameworks, language and associated bits needed by programmers to turn fuzzy ideas into a mind altering software.

Then again, post-GUI programmers may possess little discipline but do have an overdeveloped sense of entitlement that everything must be laid out accordingly before their exalted presence, before any sort of programming commences.