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  1. Mar 2021
    1. Inevitably, most of these new entrants get wiped out over a decade or two and their market share goes down into the single digits (often zero). The end result is that the market often resembles one of two possible situations:
  2. Feb 2021
    1. Say you have software to keep track of your grocery list. In the 80's, this software would work against a command line and some flat files on floppy disk. Then you got a UI. Then you maybe put the list in the database. Later on it maybe moved to the cloud or mobile phones or facebook integration. If you designed your code specifically around the implementation (floppy disks and command lines) you would be ill-prepared for changes. If you designed your code around the interface (manipulating a grocery list) then the implementation is free to change.
    1. Rather than implement features you might need, you implement only the features you definitely need, but in a way that accommodates change. If you don't have this flexibility, parallel development simply isn't possible.
    2. At the core of parallel development, however, is the notion of flexibility. You have to write your code in such a way that you can incorporate newly discovered requirements into the existing code as painlessly as possible.
  3. Oct 2020
  4. Oct 2019
    1. The purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide readers with an opportunity to reassess their work and life in the face of an inevitable near-term social collapse due to climate change.
  5. Jun 2017
    1. Act II, Scene III

      The play Julius Caesar had its inspirations in the real life assassination of Julius Caesar and events that followed after. William Shakespeare drew its characters from real people who lived in that time era. However, Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44BC, while Artemidorus lived around 200AD. Artemidorus is an anachronism, which is something that belongs to a different time period.

      In this scene, Artemidorus attempts to change the inevitable; The assassination of Caesar. Shakespeare’s use of anachronism indicates that there is no place for one to change the events that will follow, and that the assassination of Caesar is inescapable.

      Shakespeare uses this to carry the idea that with great power, others’ jealousy will come inevitably. In fact, in this scene, Artemidorus laments that “My heart laments that virtue cannot live out of the teeth of emulation.” This reaffirms the core idea in this scene: That people will always be envious and plot against those better than them, even virtuous men such as Caesar.