We invented it ... lets finish the job

Why in 2005 are we still doing software like the 60's? Shouldn't Silicon Valley get back to what we do so well - innovation - rather than go ever lower on the impossible to win "renovation" track Ray Lane of KPCB so aptly described?

Silicon Valley made the open source revolution possible. Without Berkeley doing the gruntwork creating open X86 Unix server software distributed via the Internet, the world wide web would still be a fantasy. Shouldn't we be taking advantage of our own open source and worldwide development to become more competitive than simply turning the same old, tired development wheel, and falling behind at the game that made us great?

For more in this vein, check out "Misplaced software priorities"

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