The Computer as an Industry
I worked in this Industry for 20 years – 10 years in Southern California (Ventura Country, LA, Orange County, and San Diego) and 10 years in Silicon Valley. It was an experience I would not wish on a dog. You have to be tough and savvy to survive in that world – and I was neither.
I have called it an industry – but it was an industry that ended the Industrial era. Which was based on Manufacturing. This was always futile business – making more so people could buy more in an exponential growth curve. Eventually it had to end – and it has.
We have ended up in a dead end, with nowhere to go. We will have to start over completely, building a new world from the ruins of the old one.
We have no idea where this will go. We can only say “Fasten your seat belts!”