IBM Rational has launched a new blog
and one of its themes is that of software as the invisible thread. I really like that phrase. As I've often noted, software-intensive systems continue to enter the interstitial spaces of our society, and for most of society, the workings of that technology are - and really should be - invisible.
Alas, so much of the world thinks little beyond computing other than the smart phone they hold in their hand or the Facebook/Google/Twitter/email/game application they have running on their laptop. To most, the science and technology of computing are of passing interest. We are often just as incurious about the movement of the stars. It is enough that our computers work, it is enough that the stars do what stars will do. And yet, we are from time to time compelled to look at the stars and ask how and why, knowing that we are changed by the asking. So it is with computing. This is a world on which we co-depend and with which we have co-evolved.
Quote of the day:Software is the invisible thread and hardware is the loom on which computing weaves its fabric, a fabric that we have now draped across all of life.
Grady BoochRead more at Grady’s Handbook blog