Monday, November 02, 2009

BALLS! iPhone Geek / Hacker refuses to be 'slumdogged'

So, who do you think does all the innovation? "Slave Overseer" MBAs? Or the geeks?

First off, Jody Sanders, I am declining your $10,000. Why? Because you, and the rest of the iPhone unlock sites out there are scum. You make money selling freeware; that's not cool, and I am in no way going to legitimize it.

[From On the iPhone: An Information Campaign]

Everyone should read this blog entry if they want to know how the current 'software industry' works and how dependent the MBA 'overseers' are on the slumdogs to produce SOMETHING. And how slimy these 'freelance' and 'venture vc project sites' are about dealing with the geeks and bamboozling users.

This is why you see so many 'software projects' out there hanging for weeks on end. They either do not have developers, nobody wants to touch it, and some guys would rather work for free. Like the blackra1n guy.

Everyone should give this guy a lot of respect. And your Lucre if you're using his jailbreak, as respect does not pay the bills.

To apply this to the software industry at large change 'iPhone unlock site' to 'MBA with somewhat vague job title that really means slumdog overseer.' The same 'something for nothing' mentality is present in both cases.

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1 comment:

Vivek said...

The worst of all are sites like oDesk which try to "bid" contracts out. I have seen iPhone jobs going for $30-$350. That's NOT per hour - that's for the WHOLE job. Less than $8/hr. Certain forces are trying to cheapen and degrade the programming profession because in the 90s the geeks took away everyone else's prestige. We eclipsed politicians, lawyers, doctors, execs, MBAs, boomers, and every other country in the world. They had to get their prestige back. And the only way for them to do that is to attack the geeks and bring them down. Degrading the profession to the level of Wal-Mart greeter is what they want, since they have all become redundant, useless, and obsolete.