Sunday, October 21, 2012

Apple’s Java boycott should serve as a wake-up call

See Andy Greenburg's article Apple Kills Java In Macs' Browsers After A Slew Of Security Vulnerabilities including text:

In the wake of Flashback, Apple’s update to Java disabled the browser plug-in for any users who hadn’t recently used it, and set the program to be disabled again after certain periods of disuse. Apple had also already removed Java in its latest versions of Mac OSX. Now it’s going further in its Java purge by actively disabling the plug-in for all users.


And for Oracle, Apple’s Java boycott should serve as a wake-up call: Get serious about maintaining Java’s security, or watch one of its most widespread programs go extinct.

Separately, from Shelly Palmer:

Go to and type in the name of your favorite website. There is a bunch of prose on the page — it was not written by a human, it was written by an algorithm.
In a couple of minutes, you will think of hundreds of examples of jobs that are so structured that, in many cases, they would be better accomplished by a computer than by a human. From customer service, to fraud and crime prevention, to monitoring the security of your premises, computers with highly sensitive sensors and good data-to-prose software will almost always do a better job than an organic life form. Plus computers don’t sleep, take breaks, daydream or have mood swings.

Alexa has little to say about IPBiz:

Based on internet averages, is visited more frequently by males who are in the age range 25-34, are graduate school educated and browse this site from work.

Shelly Palmer also noted

Neither campaign is talking much about how it sees the future unfolding. We’re hearing differing views about how 20th Century jobs can be created.


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