25 April 2007

Software Isn't Gold...

I'm listening to "The World Is Flat" on CD - it's a pretty long book (and it's 15 CD's!), so I knew it would take me forever to finish it if I tried to read it the old fashioned way. But I'm enjoying it, and one line in particular sort of jumped out at me:

"Software isn't gold. It's lettuce."

In other words, it needs to be fresh to be good. You can't just get or make good software and expect it to stay good. It's a good reminder as I continue working on my Aristotle software project. We're creating it for the now, not forever... It's not gold. It's lettuce.

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