Blake Ross on Today’s Software

Blake Ross is one of the forefront developers of Firefox, so he should know a thing or two about software. He’s just written a bit of a rant about the state of software today after some guy asked him what he thought “the next big thing” would be.

It should be clear from my writing how I feel about software in 2005: it’s atrocious. Here’s what I mean: put a digital picture and an instant message window side by side and ask Mom to share the picture. Even though the windows are approximately five pixels apart, sharing them is about as intuitive as a W2 form. It’s actually easier to share a picture sitting on a server in China than it is to share your own stuff.

Read the rest of his article entitled “The next big thing is not my concern”.

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