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HaileyMcK
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Re: since the millennium
HaileyMcK   3/25/2014 11:57:24 PM
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The support or lack of support of XP is more of a business power move... It's one of my big objects to MS. They force you to upgrade then once you get used to something, force you to move along again. I guess that's typical of techn in general but MS seems particularly agregious.

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Re: since the millennium
zeeglen   3/25/2014 12:57:32 AM
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Y2K was financed and acted upon because it otherwise involved severe financial consequences.

No similar situations today - other than the MS Morons are dropping support for XP.  Guess I'd better get those final "updates" even if they do mess things up...

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Re: since the millennium
HaileyMcK   3/25/2014 12:44:37 AM
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@zeeglen, your point is well taken. Do you think there are similar situations that need to be addressed proactively in today's electronics market?

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Re: since the millennium
zeeglen   3/24/2014 9:18:19 AM
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the Y2K stuff...and how it was a whole bunch of worry about nothing.

Actually it became a non-problem because it was initially recognized as a major problem, and was dealt with before it became a major problem.


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Re: since the millennium
HaileyMcK   3/24/2014 12:43:01 AM
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@Chanj0, I'm plenty old enough to clearly remember the terror around the Y2K stuff...and how it was a whole bunch of worry about nothing. At the same time, it reminded designers that they are designing for well beyond now.

I agree that IoT is going to be a really important trend. I'd put big data and analytics on that same list, along with cybersecurity (if we don't manage this piece of the puzzle, we're going to have huge problems). It's certainly a great time to be in the industry in many ways.

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since the millennium
chanj0   3/13/2014 8:22:26 PM
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The millennium was a terror. People were afraid of computer mailfunction since they had not been designed for 2000. It turned out to be the greatest revolution since industrial revolution. The search engine, the social networking, the mobile computing. They help speeding up the information flow. People can acquire knowledge available on the Internet, almost globally. Have we become smarter or more confused?

No doubt in my mind, IoT is the next big thing, the next biggest opportunity to innovate and to make a real impact to the generation to come. IoT is pushing to the maximum of information. We will soon be acquired some information easier than ever before. A simple example is in hospital patient record and health situation. For out of hospital patient, doctor can continue monitor the patient health. Some of the information are likely senstive. Privacy and security become crucial to the future of IoT.



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