Most popular programming languages 1965-2019 (visualised)
wendlec at tcd.ie
Fri Oct 11 13:59:35 UTC 2019
On Friday, 11 October 2019 at 13:36:20 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad
> On Friday, 11 October 2019 at 13:15:24 UTC, Chris wrote:
>> I'd be interested in the dynamics: market, demand, the
>> feedback technology <=> user, i.e. what drives what at what
>> stage. At what stage do users have the upper hand and at what
>> stage are users guided (or nudged) by technologies.
> That is a very interesting topic. Feel free to send me an
> email if you want to discuss it further. I believe I have some
> books related to this in one way or another in another
> location, gotta have a look at that when I get the opportunity.
> Maybe something alone the lines of The Evolution of Cooperation
> by Axelrod is relevant (I don't quite remember the angle now,
> so gotta browse through my bookshelf later :-).
> I used to be interested in online worlds where the users
> themselves can build or at least create societies with
> activities of some sort, the paper I talked about above was
> such a place. You played the adventure games, when you had done
> them all, you would create new adventure games for others. (I
> guess many text MUDs work that way.)
> Of course, online games and online communities are not strictly
> market related, but there are at least stages that users go
> through that one have to think about when designing online
> games and online services. I haven't really followed this topic
> much since 2005, but might look into it again...
> So yeah, certainly interested, and could also do some article
> searches on the topic when I have time. :-)
It'd be interesting to study software, hardware and IT technology
in general in terms of the Austrian School - Ludwig von Mises and
Friedrich von Hayek . I think the period from 1970 till today
is the perfect example if one wants to analyze how systems
evolve, which turns they take, the various forces that work
within them - and how the state still hasn't figured out how to
control IT. Fascinating.
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