Please Don’t Get Off My Lawn: Abundance, Scarcity and Problem Solving

This isn’t a “get off my lawn you kids!” story. If anything, it’s the opposite.

During my early days in the computer industry we lived in a severely resource constrained world. The constraints affected the way we approached problem solving… as does the abundance of resources in today’s world.

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Y U DO THIS, ITUNES?

me: “I will buy this video from iTunes”

iTunes: “Cool! Want me to download it now?”

me: “No”

iTunes: “Cool! Hey look, I’m downloading it for you anyway!”

me: “Facepalm”

 

Y U NO DO WHAT U SAY ITUNES?