Project #11 -Eliminating Virtual & Digital Waste
Exploring a minimalistic approach to information systems engineering.
Working through a series of real world case studies it becomes evident that Waste, the ‘Throw-Away’ culture as described by Alvin Toffler in ‘Future Shock’ of 1970, is as relevant to today's technology as it is to solid waste.
The cradle of the throwaway culture, according to Toffler (1970), is America. From a technology perspective the same can be said of Microsoft. Bill Gates, in Business @ the Speed of Thought, discusses how business and technology are integrated, and explains how digital infrastructures and information networks can help someone get an edge on the competition.
Ironically Microsoft failed to keep that edge on their own competition and living up to anything but their misleading name. There is absolutely nothing micro in Microsoft it is a virus friendly layered orgy of un-scientific software engineering. In 2018 Microsoft admitted defeat when it announced after 35 years that the LINUX kernel was indeed superior to that of it's Windows Operating System.
Linus Trovald, creator of the UNIX based LINUX clone, thus one of the unsung hero's of the modern cloud. Surviving the full historical technology circle from main-frame to desktop back to cloud computing.
With the failure of boardroom ERP driven software engineering, convidence in Open Source Software has grown and setting the stage for revolutionising true Micro Service and Integration orientated software and information flow.