Wow! I’ve been sitting here trying to think how to say it! You did and very nicely:-)
Zip drives were junk but they took the world by storm.
Monday MIT starts their IAP session and on February 5 they start their first day of class. I’m hoping Inrupt at least is open for business again on Monday and not a month from now.
I looked over the lifecycle of implementing platforms https://github.com/solid/solid-platform#servers and it is less than inspiring.
Inrupt is new but has the huge dross of university playground and prototyping and learning. Needs to shake all that and focus(steady work 2080 hrs/yr per person) on what their core is going to be and how will the end user ever agree its the way to go.
What made the nodejs community? It’s worth looking at the graveyard of specs out there and ask what happened? How to avoid the same pitfalls.
Code can very easily be a trap if to much value is placed on it. With another fellow I was put to maintaining and extending a piece of software developed over 10 years licensed out of a university. We were constantly being told whatever you do don’t hurt this code and maintain it’s style like as if it was gold. There came a week when our betters were on vacation; we had our assignments, sitting there quietly for a while we finally broke silence to go for lunch and discovered both of us hadn’t even looked at the assignments ; we both had started a different aspect of the main algorithm from scratch! We became rebels that week! Got it!. Our betters came back and decided(I think by reading body language they best leave us alone for a change). Three months later we had from scratch calculations running in 7 1/2 minutes which used to take 5 days and the icing on the cake we proved we got the right answer for the first time