|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Friday, November 26, 2004
InstaPundit promotes James Bennett's The Anglosphere Challenge by posting this excerpt:
This development is not epochal, and serves to tell us very little (other than perhaps that strict Marxism is bunkum, and it shouldn't take James Bennett to make us realize that). An independent computer consultant doesn't need much capital to go into business for himself. How is this different from other areas where people work for themselves: Realtors, writers, travel agents, accountants, plumbers, electricians, importers, even to some extent dentists and general practitioners.
Also note that there is a limited amount that a programmer can accomplish with a PC in his garage -- or home office, to update the hoary Silicon Valley cliche. It's not possible for one person to replicate Google, whose software was developed by dozens of people, and hosted on thousands of servers. It's not possible for one person, no matter how clever or creative, to create a video game; again, one would need a team of programmers and another team of artists.
The developed world progressively becomes less and less dependent on manufacturing and agriculture, and orients itself more toward services. This was evident much earlier than the early 90's.
Obnoxious Christmas display? Which one? I didn't see any such post on InstaPundit.
i thought i saw it on instapundit, maybe i saw it somewhere else, all i remember is that the link went to the san jose mercury newspaper. i dunno it made me think of you. i guess these people put up a christmas display that drew literally thousands of people to the neighborhood to see it because it was so magnificent. (to make matters worse their house is in a cul-de-sac) and finally the neighbors complained, and the municipality banned the display.