The curios case of tech’s business model pendulum

The curios case of tech’s business model pendulum

In the beginning

In the 70s Bill Gates and Paul Allen were programmers. Different from a formal employment, both of them only made software to whoever needed. As such, they needed compensation -at least- to make a living. However, there was one problem, up until that time, a programmer worked for a company which made hardware that needed software. Gates wasn’t planning on being an employee, he was envisioning living only from building software for -again- whoever needed it. He laid this out in his Open Letter to Hobbyists. At the time, such a thing wasn’t saw as revolutionary, it was […] Read more