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About Chip Morningstar About Randy Farmer About Habitat tl;dr: If you consider the current state of the art in software alongside current trends in the tech business, it’s hard not to conclude: Oh My God We’re All Gonna Die. Marc Andreesen famously says software is eating the world. Anybody who’s seen the systems inside a major tech company knows this is true. Or the insides of any product with a software component.
His analysis is basically just a confirmation of a bunch of my long standing biases, so of course I think he is completely right about this. It’s especially bad in the products of non-tech companies; they’re run by people who are even more removed from engineering reality than tech executives (who themselves tend to be pretty far removed, even if they came up through the technical ranks originally, or indeed even if what they do is oversee technical things on a daily basis).
A $60 web-enabled security camera, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to have these kinds of life-or-death entanglements.
Almost certainly this was not something its developers gave much thought to.
Every dollar put into making software less crappy can’t be spent on other things we might also want, the list of which is basically endless. ) Our economy’s ferocious appetite for software has produced teeming masses of developers who only know how to produce crap.
From the perspective of evolutionary biology, good enough is good enough. And tooling optimized for producing more crap faster.
Besides, it’s not like you paid very much (if you paid anything at all) for that thing that didn’t work quite as well as you might wish, so what’s your grounds for complaint? And still, this wouldn’t be so bad, if the crap wasn’t starting to seep into things that actually matter.
But now, like Andreesen says, software is eating the world. A leading indicator of what’s to come is the state of computer security.
Obviously, something serious, like an implanted medical device — a pacemaker or an insulin pump, say — has to have software that’s not crap. If somebody hacks into your insulin pump, they can fiddle with the settings and kill you. Except of course, the software in those devices is still mostly crap anyway, and we’ll come back to that in a moment.