So do we think now is the right time or are we still too early? Can we build the Star / Lisa today? Side question: isn't it crazy that we still mourn and yearn for technological visions from the 70s? Where's our creativity gone?
Creating complexity is just a natural consequence of not understanding a domain yet. It's not about techies or even people. All sophonts will do it.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShuhariThe key is to allow backing out complexity when it becomes apparent that it's unnecessary.
2 years ago
It feels like we need a term that effectively removes these questions while still expressing the act of creation. I like “creator”.
@Steve Dekorte Programs and apps are historical accidents. They are subelements of computing systems, but it’s only the system that matters in the end. A Spreadsheet is such a system.
A system necessarily includes code and data, in some form. Focussing on programs means neglecting the data.