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so what's going on?

No posting for days! Days! What is going on here?

What's going on is that I'm leaving the world of technology. No more software, no more startups. I'm done with it all.

I have been reading some stuff by Lord Kelvin and have come to the conclusion that there is nothing interesting going on right now, and that nothing interesting will ever happen again. (For those scratching their heads, Lord Kelvin was the one who stated that "There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now, All that remains is more and more precise measurement.").

The signs are all there. Google is adding more and more disk space to Gmail, indexing more pages, and creating new software that, just by virtue of being used by Google affiliates, covers more than 100% of the market. At this rate of growth, all our personal hard drives and processors will be consumed by Google software by 2007. Not only I will not have any privacy or property of any kind, I will still be unable to find anything, just like today, but I will be able to do it while looking at funky Google logos, which is a plus I guess.

Then there's Microsoft, who has enough cash reserves to purchase a small country, but is actually rumored to attempt the purchase of Washington State soon and then leave the continent (no, not leave the Union, leave the continent: split the state from the continental shelf and turn it into a solar-powered island).

I could go on. From Electric cars that run slower than the V12s of yore, or faster computers for lower price, this curve is clearly unsustainable. We would quickly end up with cars that consume nothing by standing still, and free computers that can run infinite loops in only a few seconds. We will be reduced to spend our days wondering when the next iPod will be released, or something of the sort.

So I have purchased a cottage in the Alps and I plan to spend the rest of my days skiing and foraging for food in various high-end tourist resorts. I plan to periodically re-emerge from isolation to remember the hectic pace of modern life, read news, what have you.

And to get some M&Ms. I like M&Ms. (Not such a fan of the yellow ones for some reason.)

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on April 1 2005 at 11:56 AM

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