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Jun
8
comment What kind of software should we write? What technology should we deliver?
My point is that a lot of basic research that didn't seem very useful at the time (even by the researchers) has been directly responsible for some immensely useful things, and that there's no way to predict in advance what will lead to what. This fact renders the question "Should we focus on useful things?" meaningless.
Jun
7
comment What kind of software should we write? What technology should we deliver?
Older models of computation? I'm talking about the guys who were waving magnets over loops of wire and taking notes.
Dec
2
comment What are the most over-saturated iPhone App category/markets?
I was replying to the previous comment, by Michael.
Nov
25
comment What are the most over-saturated iPhone App category/markets?
There are no guarantees, but I don't think a small market will keep an app out of the store. They are more likely to be concerned with whether the app is useful.
Nov
25
comment What are the most over-saturated iPhone App category/markets?
I think you can search via Apple's website, but I'm not sure. You can definitely see everything if you install iTunes and search the store.
Oct
16
comment int* i; or int *i; or int * i;
I know, I was speaking more to the tendency of C++ programs to use language features just because they can.
Oct
14
comment What are the most over-saturated iPhone App category/markets?
True, but marketing is such a pain in the ass.
Oct
14
comment int* i; or int *i; or int * i;
OMG, C++ is horrifying! typedef int* int_ptr would have done the trick. Sure, I have to declare a new typedef for different pointer types, but in practice how many will that be? Eight at most?