Mike Schaeffer's Blog

January 3, 2006

It's hard to believe that it's been six years since people were buying out stocks of portable generators and predicting the end of the civilized world. Still, there it is. One of the more interesting theories I've heard about the long term impacts of the Y2K scare is presented by Thomas Friedman in his book The World is Flat. In it, he describes Y2K as one of the ways Indian software houses first established themselves as a credible way to develop software. If that's true, then maybe there's an element of truth to what the Y2K 'doomsayers' were claiming six years ago. However, rather than the end of the civilized world, Y2K might have just signaled the beginning of the decline of pure software development as a viable American middle class career.

On a lighter note, every new year needs resolutions, and here are those of mine that are appropriate to this weblog.

  • More posts. Better Content.
  • The blog needs a few more features. Namely, it needs a way to look at historical posts, as well as a way to post comments or send feedback.
  • There will be a release of a new version of vCalc this year.
  • There will be a release of a new version of NoiseMaker this year.