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After a kernel panic probably due to a mid-2010 MacBook Pro use of NVDIA’s GeForce GPU (the discussions are revealing), I dove into the traces, but to relatively little avail: a motherboard exchange is recommended. But in working through the output and the linkages, I came across the nicely updated page listing the open source installs and code Apple uses.
(BTW, the listing here is useful for contributors, which is good, but think about how this listing of community code differs from that coming from artisanal car makers, like Pagani, where they identify not only each part and its provenance, I think, but also the craftsman. That is: when is open source just another claim to value? You know: designed in California, made around the world…. vs. Designed and Made by You.)
An interesting text to read, but I’m somewhat doubtful it will be revelatory and suspicious it will, like so many like it, simply state the obvious polysyllabically. And cruising through the chapters, I didn’t seem much on the technology underlying ecommerce, except perhaps Celestino’s chapter. Yet it strikes me that so much depends on the UX of ecommerce. It’s hard to separate the success of Apple or Amazon from their ecommerce environment. But that all requiers a subtle technology, and if we are to assume, as I think we must, that there is to be a huge escalation in ecommerce around the world, then the technology underlying it merits serious attention.