Tuesday, July 31, 2007

7 Cs of Software?

Fog Line, Big Sur, CA

Saw this via GigaOM and thought I'd take a look to see what gives. It was billed as "a look at some of the major trends that are changing and influencing the software business."

Fair 'nuff. All good important stuff, so off I click for a look-see at the first entry: "The 7 Cs of Software".

Jeez. Don't know about 7 Cs, but I can describe this article in 3: contrived, cursory, claptrap.

To save you some effort, the 7 Cs listed are as follows: collective, connected, cyborg (yeah, I know), closed ("and open at the same time"), composed, choreographed, cognizant.

Let's play the 4th estate's favourite parlour game. Take all the current trends you see in the software business while idly browsing the web one afternoon, stick them under one of the headings above, phone it in: you're done.

Save yourself the time, here's a synopsis. The future of software is as follows: semantic webs, collective programming, mashups, personalised. Enabling technologies are platforms and APIs.

Game over. One by one, the stars start to go out ...

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