Call me a Conspiracy Theorist
But I'm thinking that commercial software providers may have lobbied to give FOSS providers the proverbial shaft.
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Did Cisco steal trade secrets, or misuse patented data? They are mutually exclusive.
If it's the former, then it is subject to a non-disclosure agreement, but patents are required, except in the case where they are classified by a government, to be public, and not just public, but written such that a, "Person having ordinary skill in the art," can reproduce the invention.
So, which is this?
He wanted to move PayPal's back office to Windows in the late 1990s, almost a decade before Microsoft managed to make HotMail run under Windows. That is a special type of stupid.
His concerns about a population collapse are similarly ignorant bullsh%$. History shows us that.
Specifically, the Black Death, which wiped out half or Europe, was followed by huge increases in worker productivity and standard of living, perhaps the fastest and biggest jump in history. (I would go into the underwear driven information revolution that followed)
The only people who did not like that sequence of events were the nobility, who were chuffed because they had to pay the peasants more. ……… Oh, now I get it.
Boeing's problem is that they got taken over by McDonnell (ignore the Douglas) with Boeing's money, thanks to pressure from the Clinton Administration.
Boeing was a company where engineers built planes, and kind of muddled through on the business part.
McDonnell was a hedge fund trying to fake that it cared about building aircraft. (Literally only one [sort of] civilian project in its entire history)
So after a few years of Harry Stonesphincter, they no longer knew how to do anything but make stock buybacks.
You don't have a business.
The fact that Chrome is pretty much it for browsers (I use Firefox, and have written an extension for same) means that if you are writing extensions for it, and it is your livelihood, you are going to get screwed, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life. (I don't code for a living, as my coding is ugly enough to give Tardigraves cancer)
Low cost for the day, early 1990s, of about $500.
The toner cartridge was just a toner cartridge, and the developer had a bin for spent toner that you could crack open and empty out, getting about 10x the life.
Eventually, I could no longer get toner cartridges though.
Desktops and laptops are largely production systems, while phones, and to a slightly lesser degree tablets, are consumption systems.
These different functions SHOULD drive different systems, but Microflaccid and it's delusional designers keep trying to unify two very different tools.
This will be way worse.
See, "Judge Richard Posner visited Second Life to give a lecture on civil liberties in the post-9/11 era in a Greek amphitheater, ended up befriending a furry, and was attacked by a fireball." (https://twitter.com/slhamlet/status/1428502160241688577)
Still, that is WAY cooler than Zuck's vision.