Luciano Ramalho <ul><li>Stand-up programmer </li></ul><ul><li>I love to program, but I am too impatient </li></ul><ul><li>I need the highest level language available </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore I use and evangelize Python </li></ul>
Make or break for innovative platforms Luciano Ramalho - email@example.com Intel – São Paulo Moblin Day – February 2009 User-made software
A billion people in advanced economies may have between two billion and six billion spare hours among them, every day . In order to harness these billions of hours, it would take the whole workforce of almost 340,000 workers employed by the entire motion picture and recording industries in the United States put together, assuming each worker worked forty-hour weeks without taking a single vacation, for between three and eight and a half years ! Benkler, Y. -- Some Basic Economics of Information Production and Innovation in The Wealth of Networks.
Hypercard <ul><li>Created by Bill Atkinson, a key Macintosh software developer </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in 1987 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of System 6 OS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enabled thousands of ISVs and countless user-made applications </li></ul><ul><li>Transfered to Claris em 1991 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apple software subsidiary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never learned to market it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discontinued in 2004 </li></ul>
Cooper, Alan -- The Inmates are Running the Asylum Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity
Personas (MS Visual Studio) <ul><li>Einstein : obsessive, likes to create the most efficient solution to a given problem, and learns in advance before working on the solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Elvis : pragmatic, likes to create long-term solutions addressing the problem domain; learns while working on the solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Mort : opportunistic, likes to create quick solutions for immediate problems and focuses on productivity and learn as needed. </li></ul>http://www.nikhilk.net/Personas.aspx