You DO Read Software License Agreements, Don’t You?

It Pays To Read License Agreements: You didn’t really read the EULA. How do I know? Because hardly anyone does. To prove that point, PC Pitstop included a clause in one of its own EULAs that promised anyone who read it, a “consideration” including money if they sent a note to an email address listed in the EULA. After four months and more than 3,000 downloads, one person finally wrote

Hab SoSlI’ Quch!

List of fictional curse words: Fictional curse words are profanities invented by authors of fiction, often science fiction / fantasy. These are the only ones familiar to me: frak: from the new Battlestar Galactica series, which is the only television show I watch regularly now. shazbot: from Mork & Mindy, of course. skin-job: from Blade Runner. smurf and derivatives: from The Smurfs. zark: from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Your Job Is Going To India

The End of an Era: Software developers, I’ve got one word for you: They’re cheap. Everyone focuses on this. After all, eight developers for the price of one is hard to argue with — it’s a veritable Wal-Mart of developers over there. Microsoft’s India Development Center (IDC) is growing like gangbusters […] One of IDC’s main goals is to replicate the successful software development model of the Redmond campus.