Home > Microsoft > Future Computing: Part 1 – Microsoft Future Computing: Part 1 – Microsoft Eugenia Loli 2003-12-01 Microsoft 4 Comments This is the first of a series of four articles that look at the state of computing as I imagine it will be five years from now -in the fall of 2008.” Read it at ITManager’s Journal. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 4 Comments 2003-12-01 6:58 pm An interesting point to come out of the article is the point that if this guys vision of the future is correct, the Windows platform independent developers and security industry will be out of business, and there will be more work in supporting software, rather than writing it. That sounds a lot like the things that the open source movement gets criticised for …ie. If open source takes hold, programmers will lose their jobs, and have to move into supporting software instead of writing it. While, in my view this is actually an invalid criticism of open source, it would be interesting to get the views of MS supporters on this guys vision of the future. 2003-12-01 10:31 pm Yeah but a guy (presumably) called Paul Murphy wrote the article. Eugenia just posted the link. 2003-12-01 11:30 pm I honestly do not believe the computer security industry will be out of business by 2008. Longhorn will not even be released till 2006 or so unless it encounters a major delay between now and then. By 2008 we will have Longhorn Service pack 1 or 2, hardly a change in IT as we know it. With Microsoft continually adding services in listening state on consumer desktops, and the addition of new technologies (i.e. OneClick), and software moving more to client server, I think anyone saying the security industry is a thing of the past does not know what they are talking about. In the future people will find more things for software to do, so there will still be jobs writing applications. 2003-12-02 1:48 am This article has to do with microsoft. In fact I do not know what it has to do with computing either.