I am grateful that I live in this time. For all the loose threads in my life, I don’t feel trapped. Technology allows me to make choices that can shape and reshape my world. I don’t yet know what I will do, where I will live, or who I will love. For each of those decisions, though, there are tools, and the tools present options.
I’ve collected data on which countries each service is available in and then added in population figures to create many of the graphs and diagrams you’ll see below, mixed in with some of my own analysis and thoughts.
Companies in every industry need to assume that a software revolution is coming. This includes even industries that are software-based today. Great incumbent software companies like Oracle and Microsoft are increasingly threatened with irrelevance by new software offerings like Salesforce.com and Android (especially in a world where Google owns a major handset maker).
Reading this made me even more angry that the Vienna University of Vienna (where I study) started limiting the number of Computer Science students starting with this semester. Bullshit like this will give Vienna and Austria a mayor disadvantage in the future.
I believe Apple must do a better job supporting web developers.
This is not only Apple, just try to get support if you are developing something with a Google API. The documentation is often a pain in the ass and it can take a week until they answer questions in the forums.
If you want developers to use your tools, libraries, APIs or platform you should make great documentation and provide good and fast support. Especially if you have a pile of cash in the bank.