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Jul 22 2009

el present, beta permanent (tendència2)

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Diu Google beta:
There’s no final version. Nothing is static, everything is changing. With every new iteration, small changes make you realize the creature is alive. You’re never bored: sometimes they’re doing small tests and you get the chance to see things before they’re launched, in other cases the evolution takes you by surprise. As with most beta software, there’s no guarantee that things will go well, but this new perpetual beta removes most of the risks because the changes are much smaller.

When a product is still in beta, you never know what’s going to happen next. It may change its direction, it might morph into something else. It’s an unfinished product, like we all are, always open to new horizons.

It’s like writing a book, publishing it and then realizing that you should have written something else. But you can’t change too much until the second edition. In the web apps world, the second edition can be launched much faster and it doesn’t require buying a new copy.

With all its mistakes, the beta application is honest and admits is not yet perfect. It’s still testing, exploring, challenging the possibilities.

El LIFT09 de Ginebra del març passat es va preguntar Where did the future go? i va respondre que “Empathy, in particular, is not only the foundation for meaningful social innovation projects (pro-bono or for-profit), it is also the very prerequisite for every act of human cooperation. Sympathy creates compassion, empathy breeds solidarity”, i que “Privacy is dead”, i que “Design is a way of walking over the landscape of possible worlds”, i que…
Bill Thompson, un dels speakers (la intervenció del qual podeu seguir també doblada en francès femení) defensor entusiasta de la mort de la privacitat, diu que no ens hem d’entristir per aquesta pèrdua perquè la nova transparència radical duu a una nova llibertat.
Com ho veieu, amants de mots? D’acord o en desacord? Quina llibertat preferiu: la de l’anonimat de la prexarxa o la de la vostra beta existència publicada?

Ah, i no us perdeu la nova edició del LIFT09, al setembre, a Jeju (Corea del Sud), sota el suggerent eslògan Serious fun!


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