This is an extension to the post on Microsoft Ending Support for XP
Initial Impressions: No ( Please leave comments if you do not agree or have any opposite thoughts, I couldn’t think of any, yet.)
Is Microsoft’s policy justifiable in:
Looking from a societal point of view, it is justifiable in various ways like business needs, staying in the game on par with competitors and creating jobs . This supports innovation on a global scale too. But we should also consider the saying ‘ The cost of the medicine should not be more than the disease itself’. By innovating, making older devices obsolete on the go means it is affecting negatively. Any organisation should take a more balanced approach without compromise to the existing consumer base and the coming generations. This is a hard choice to make as all manufacturers or product companies have to agree and adhere to…
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I’m Gavin Andresen, Chief Scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation. Ask me anything!
So what do you want to know?
I’m 47 years old and live and work in Amherst, Massachusetts with my wife, two kids and assorted pets.
I was born in Melbourne, Australia as “Gavin Bell” but moved to the US when I was five years old. I grew up in Seattle Washington, Anchorage Alaska and the Santa Ynez Valley, California.
After graduating from Princeton University (Computer Science), I worked at Silicon Graphics Computer Systems for eight years, creating 3D graphics software (Open Inventor and VRML).
My wife and I moved to Madison, Wisconsin after she got her PhD from Stanford. There I wrote a book and co-founded a startup that failed. We moved to Amherst in 1998, where I worked on an Internet Walkie-Talkie), online games for blind and sighted people, tools for Prosper lenders, a…
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