Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2011 21:16 UTC
Legal I've been sitting on this item all day. Technically, it's about patents and the like, and even I understand I've been beating this dead horse so often it almost looks like it's alive. However, this is an interesting opinion piece by Craig Hockenberry, long-time employee at The Iconfactory, one of my favourite software development houses - these guys breath software and beautiful design, and employ one of my favourite artists, David Lanham. The gist of his story? Software patents are killing the independent developer scene.
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RE[7]: Counterproductive advocacy
by Alfman on Fri 15th Jul 2011 06:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Counterproductive advocacy"
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Someone I know used to live near there and said there were empty buildings everywhere and that it looked like a deserted ghost town. I don't know how true it is, but on employment boards SV has a reputation for being much less viable than it once was:

Then again it could all be bias. All I know is that it has been extremely frustrating for me. I have exceptional skill in some areas, but getting a job which fits is a never-ending struggle. I resort to doing low end webdev work, mostly through connections, but the pay is terrible and the work is boring - I'm an algorithm guy. I'm quite depressed about it, I don't know what to do any more.

...enough with the personal sob story though, on to better topics!

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