The Dawning of a New Era

Five years ago, some of us, battled against a giant wall that surrounded the world of human communications.

Because of  abackground as a developer of concepts, reading and being inspired some texts written by web and design visionaries, it was realized by us that the mass media at that time is to change radically.

According to some, "distorted reality", but not easy for new programmers and designers understand how one had to bear smiles and looks contemplative when I was proposing then, back in time, a sort programming languages that, today, allow humans and machines communicate.

In three years we have seen made true what some of us knew a decade ago.

As a simple example to you, my dearest reader, I remember one of my intense battles working within the IT department of a large Spanish company; trying to create a logical way to present a project through the network, using for it tools we know today as common as Apache, PHP, XML, RSS ...  the need of a tool,

Placing 'the user in front' instead of the developer and the bureaucracy...

I remember myself trying to - with limited success - integrate that  IBM precious monster named Lotus Notes, so present at that time in enterprise-based solutions in Spain, with the nascent languages and technologies... A kind of prototype that showed we were able to generate a web page with the help of open-source libraries and language. More human, more readdeable. Presenting a cross-content, allow the normal user could work in network, to follow the standards preached from the same industry. I failed then, and that marked, somehow my career.

We lived in a closed communications ecosystem, ill. An ecosystem - as I understood it then - would become part of our everyday business activity beyond what the Information requested and offered its servants, say the IT personnel.

We live in a different world today, ten years later, but some people still has not understood it.

Complexity kills. Complexity sucks the life out of users, developers and IT. Complexity makes products difficult to plan, build, test and use. Complexity introduces security challenges. Complexity causes administrator frustration.

Read the entire article of Mr. Ray Ozzie here
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