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You spy on your poor cat? you know that this means that eveyone and his dog, from Mickeysoft to Homeland Security and the CIA now know about the poor thing. If you spy on it, it must be involved in something.
"I don't know, extraterrestrial?"
"You mean like from space?"
"No, from Canada."
If software development were a circus, we would all be the clowns.
Well... I played my first computer games in 1975, although not at home but at school. The Altair 8800 was released that year. Sure, that was six years after the kitchen computer, but the 1960-70s were not quite as Dark Ages as we tend to think. After all: We did put a man on the moon in 1969. I haven't written a single letter by hand since 1975; we had a computer controlled IBM Selectric as an output device. (And later the Diablo, which sure deserves its name )
Add another four years: In 1979 I was developing computer games (although not as a living). I maintained all sorts of archives (letters, book/record lists, and recepies) on floppy disks. They were for use on a machine that handled 20 simultaneously active screen terminals. The machine itself was smaller than the stereo system of some HiFi-freaks: A single six foot tall 19" rack (and lots of that was open air!). Our model, a Nord-10, was released in 1973 (a 1967 model extended with virtual memory) as a competitor to PDP-11 from 1970. A friend of mine did have a PDP-11 at home in the 1970s. They were expensive, of course, but so was this kitchen computer.
The main difference between the PDPs / Norsk Data computers and the kitchen computer was the exterior, the WAF: Few housewives would want to have an "industrial design" 19" rack into their kitchen.
About a year ago I had to advice on which technology to follow to develop the new version of our main application (an enterprise level one)...
I checked all and more including Angular and MVC of course...
At the end I created a hybrid framework using WebForms (for RAD), MVC (to enforce separation of concerns) and ideas from jQuery, Bootstrap and Angular (to create a responsive UI)...
As for the table - it is sloppy for the best... Missing/wrong/misleading... Do not use it for decision making!
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.