Reply to post: Re: seems to be quite a bit of innovation

Golden age of invention or hyped-up age of overblown marketing?

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Re: seems to be quite a bit of innovation

He's right about the software-defined bollocks though. It's a bandwagon, and a pathetic, utterly meaningless one thought up by marketing idiots and lapped up by moronic salesmen who don't understand what they're actually selling and are more interested in badgering customers into thinking they are buying the latest and greatest technology which will last them for years.

All hardware devices have software in them. If they didn't they would be lumps of metal and silicon. It's not rocket science to rewrite code to work with different hardware. We've all been doing it for decades. We just didn't call it software-defined.

Give it a few years and they try and tell us that software-defined is old-fashioned, just like they're trying to do with virtualisation. And in the meantime, it's the same stuff underneath, with different pictures on the top.

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