Excerpts from a Fortune interview with one of the co-founders of Sun who just left:
The hardest part isn’t inventing the solution but figuring out how to get people to adopt it.
On the network, where part of the software works here and part of it works there, programs also behave in emergent ways that are more biological and difficult to predict. So until you have a science of doing distributed computing, software developers will continue to just throw stuff out there. That’s why the Net is not going to be secure.
I’d really like to go and do something that’s more like Javathat starts from a clean sheet and that isn’t required by its compatibility with something else to be so complicated.
The first point he makes is so correct. So many ideas and inventions come up – the challenge is how to make them acceptable to users and profit from them.