Now I am very pro technology so wanted to clear the air on this post before folks get the wrong idea, as a matter of fact I used to write code, and thus going back to my roots the visualization is there along with the past where I spent over 25 years as an outside sales representative, calling on and working for Fortune 500 companies. I thought I should mention this as it might help make a little more sense of my opinions.
I have no special talent but rather am just wired this way with being logical and not sitting in denial as to what is really happening. So what about devaluating algorithms? Its needs to be done and I might also add that we will always have both open source free software and software that you pay for as we need both.
You take a very successful company like Microsoft who creates software for a profit and they have done a great job and develop software solutions that they sell from the business enterprise side to the consumer area, and it’s pretty much affordable. They get boring as folks say on the stock market, but they are steady and stay with their plan and also have some open source software too. Apple, same thing with the exception they are into the hardware side with devices, as we all know the Ipad. Both companies do a great job along with many others out there.