1×21: Everything Old Is Old Again

Posted by on Friday, July 25, 2014 in Linux, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

The Bad Voltage team present tasty things for your ears. Jeremy “stalwart” Garcia, Stuart “stalwart” Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Bryan Lunduke fight through the logistical challenges of being even further apart than usual to bring you thoughts, expertise, and arguments about:

  • Do Google still know how to make compelling technology? It seems that all Google’s successful products are ten years old. Have they forgotten how to build a new product that lots of people like?
  • Is the technology world ageist? Is being old a problem, and are you old at 40? And is the Valley worse?
  • Linux Voice is a print magazine run by the ex-Linux Format team, and which was initially funded by an Indiegogo campaign. Is this a good idea? A review of the team’s thoughts
  • Ask For Advice: Online payments are a mess. Lock-in everywhere — Android must use Google Wallet; all payments on iOS must go through Apple; Amazon won’t take Paypal; eBay pushes it hard; Verified by Visa is rubbish. What’s good about the current system? What’s bad about it? What could be fixed? Stuart asks for the team and the community’s input.

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