Or should I say the backwards fish, food chain, like fish eating themselves literally backwards…? The metaphor = Consider what will happen when apps and software write themselves?
And developers are still saying hand coding is the answer. NO! SEO, Mobile, Apps, Tablet tech, iPad, individuals, consultants—in short the corporate structure is imploding! This means that consultant firms and hi tech tele-conference level companies (even if they operate from a garage) are trumping and will take over high dollar brick and mortar Enrons and Walmarts, not to mention even Microsofts and eventually, sorry guys, yes even Google will become too automated to employ anyone en masse, even their best scientists will write their own coffins. The apps they create will make them into content, and hence, we will be mere personalities rather than primarily producing agents: service becomes personal. That is, the personal life on that level, is over.
The reason they are still saying this is because one, they think I don’t know how to code, (CSS JS, jQuery, HTML5 etc..) and two, they themselves treat the web like a 57 Chevy, a technology we know has little functional use, and everything to do with girls and biology if you catch my drift.
Anyway, as McLuhan says, every technology that becomes obsolete (in the Marshall McLuhan sense) is then treated as and hence becomes art form like as always the photo that created the impressionists. Anyhoo, you should check out iBooks Author if you think the web is going to be specialist in nature, think again. eBook and Mobile app related tech is going to take over and this is where the little fish begin eating the bigger game on up the food chain. That is, think of it this way. Apps and tech iBooks Author, Drupal, Joomla, Expression Engine, popup, semantic tech, or any code generator and of course all other mobile related technologies, (and now even validators and customizers!) —in Short apps can essentially be automated.
Consider as an ebook author, myself, I can say that without the intiital start of open source technology, I wouldn’t have a roof over my head. iBooks author is FREE and allows my father who is a poet and doesn’t know a lick of code to save his life, can now publish on a nothing less than totally professional platform able to insert images, video, manipulate text, etc. not to mention the most important: it connects as an iBook straight to iBooks! Yikes. Talk about no more big fish. Open source Drupal Content Management System is doing the same thing, code writers become code manipulators. Meanwhile SEOers and Mobile apps writers, which have you heard of xCode for Mac? Auto GUI that totally allows people who don’t know objective C to output albeit limited, but fresh professional functional content. And only limited for now, Drupal is connecting at a startling rate with its D7 release that streamlines for Social Media, Semantic and SEO markup and of course, HTML5. Funny that PHP5 represented the same code shift that HTML5 does, and yet no hype really…
And have you even looked at HTML5? Code flows like a painting. The markup in HTML5 is completely auto-semantic oriented. Tags are shrunk, more CSS style and near ontological. Actually it is computer termed ontological because its a finally decent level of object oriented HTML. Plus video. I shouldn’t say plus video, it is video! Much simpler to boot. Did I say streamlined? Backwards compatible? – Backwards IS small fish eating big fish. – See, even code is becoming implosional, shrinking faster than the paragraph. The paragraph which by the way over the last 30 years in books and just about everything, shrank by about 75%. (!!!)
The curve is always and has always been, always will be automation. Since the wheel automated the rotation of the feet, so too will apps and open source CMS’s semantic knowledge, web savvy and GUI tech will replace hand coding altogether. Even customization which is now reaching a premium cannot escape the curve of automated technology as even now we can see the apps becoming more and more complex as people like my Dad learn via app software on their Blackberries or iPhones. Mac has really spearheaded this with their iWork software. Bought my Dad a Mac Space Shuttle (21″ LED Screen 2011 iMac) in May I think. Loves it. He’s now writing and publishing on POD via Lulu.com. Another vanity publisher right? Like Amazon I suppose that just announced the top 30 eBook millionaires. Oh those are just he big fish right? Yet there are plenty of self-published romance novelists paying their rent with the sales of nothing but their books.
It’s important to know what you need to know to get ahead and that is, drum roll…Mobile, Semantic, Asyncronous, Decentralized, App Driven, Apple Monopoly (for now), no JS, jQuery, Frameworks…all this is the infancy of what will later be the HAL9000. If the web doesn’t become another NASA. Or maybe NASA is just a sleeping giant. 3D is next. And how long is now?
– Copyright © Neal Cormier 2011 All Rights Reserved –
Neal Cormier is an artist and writer originally from the Washington D.C. area.
– www.NealCormier.com – His concentration is visual art–especially oil painting and graphic novel illustration.
He is also an up and coming fiction writer, of which Vesper Heliotropic is his first full length novel publication with Amazon, Barnes and Nobles (eBooks) and Lulu Inc. (for paperback & hardcover) Neal recently had a showing at National Airport in Arlington, VA (March 11 – June 25 in Terminal A). He also, and even more recently, had a first book signing for Vesper Heliotropic at The Midtown Scholar, a local hipster style bookstore in downtown Harrisburg, PA.
Neal has sold a variety of pieces to clients from around the world. His artwork has been shown in cafés, bars and galleries in New York City, Washington D.C., Paris and Alençon, France.
After high school, Neal attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and spent four years living in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. He moved to France after this, and spent roughly about the same length of time in the region of Basse-Normandie, northern France. As a result, he speaks French and has a (tall) 9 year old daughter, Lili. He now resides back home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his fiancé, Kristin.
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– Vesper Heliotropic is a general teen/adult sci-fi ebook, paperback and hardcover, and is a Steampunk(ish) serial novel. The first written publication is OUT NOW VIA LULU.com on PAPERBACK and SPECIAL-JACKETED HARDCOVER, and is available for THE AMAZON KINDLE as well as BARNES AND NOBLES NOOK EBOOKS. VESPER HELIOTROPIC, THE CRYSTAL TURBINES SERIES GRAPHIC NOVEL IS ALSO OUT NOW ON FULL COLOR GLOSSY PAPERBACK! 46 Pages Full Color Interior and Exterior – ONLY $19.99! –
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