In 1969, internet pioneer Paul Baran predicted that by the year 2000, computer programmers may very well be the richest people in the world. Remember, this is when Bill Gates was just a 14-year-old nerd in Seattle.
According to Reuters, cable companies are secretly discussing plans that'll let customers choose what channels they want. Content providers won't like this "a la carte" arrangement, but who cares. This is something customers wanted like yesterday. [Reuters via Tech Crunch; Image from IKO/Shutterstock]
Mark Zuckerberg isn't the coding wiz he used to be. When he was young and not rich, he would put himself through coding marathon sessions, banging out lines like Lohan. It's true! I saw it in The Social Network. No more though. He doesn't code much nowadays and when he does, he sucks.
For whatever reasons, you believe that computer programming is the obvious career path for you. Before you pursue that dream job though, let's imagine how things would be after a few years.
Web designers and web developers: seemingly so similar, in fact worlds apart. Here's just a few of the differences between the two, visualized for your pleasure and, once you see the salary gap, potential crushing disappointment.
Steven Sinofsky, Senior VP in charge of Windows 7 development, has just posted some details on the Microsoft's Windows 7 Engineering blog on what the internal structure looks like for the upcoming OS. It sounds (at least to us) equal parts logistical nightmare and brute force "1000 monkeys at 1000 typewriters", with…