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Go back to once a week BBS based systems over a telnet link, it would be awesome, just like the old days
I'd still have Skype desktop to talk to my clients, and while I might not be writing "Web Based Software" I'd still be writing some kind of software, because I think business will still want software, even if it's not on the web.
Along with what some have said about asking questions. The connection of sites and continued connecting of sites helps provide a great scale of knowledge FINDING.
Could 99.99% of questions and answered be found in the Text books printed years ago? YES
How quickly could you find that answer in the book?
Might depend how well the books index is and ordered.
How quickly could you find your question? Longer if at all.
As with programming there can often be more then one way to solve the same thing. But being able to ask similar questions multiple times helps lead to an answer more suitable to your situation. Compared to a book written by a limited group.
Share ability of add ability of that knowledge, with validation flows far faster and wider then other means.
Your internet seems to be a 1 way pipe of information. Who curates and feeds you that information vs anyone being able to post their knowledge and you choosing to view that or not.
You got me there.
Well, let's say you used the Internet to do that.
Or, at least you used _one_ of the good web sites to make the purchase.
I'm really ranting about the poor use of Internet technology and bad web site functionality.
For example, if you go back to the web site where you purchased my book and try to return it but the functionality doesn't work...then that is an example of good functionality.
If you account for inflation, he is now 2 dollars and 34 cent!
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