Today’s developers are screwed, just like they were in 1976
The most visionary programmers today dream of what a robot could do, just like their counterparts in 1976 dreamed of what personal computers could do. In 1976, if you had a creative idea for software or dreamed of writing your own computer programs to earn money, you were screwed. At that time, there were only three choices for the independent programmer: Beg your corporation, school, or bank to allow you to program the mainframe for your pet project. Program a limited-use processor like a calculator. Build your own computer. i.e., screwed. Then in 1977 something miraculous emerged: The “Trinity”. The… This story continues at The Next Web
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