In 1886, the German physicist Heinrich Hertz first demonstrated the existence of radio waves, which in honor of him are also called Hertzian waves. His purpose was to test the electromagnetic theory proposed a couple of decades earlier by James Clerk Maxwell. The curious thing is that when his students asked him what the applications might be of his discovery, he replied: “It’s of no use whatsoever.” Hertz deserved a ten as a scientist, but a zero as a futurist. Today his waves are ubiquitous, and not just
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The need to tinker is strong in the IoT developer set. According to VisionMobile, 63% of these IoT developers/hobbyists are just in it for fun…not money.
Last year I did a mere EUR 1800 on my open source/ open hardware work. Well I have expenses to of course, just as everyone else does, and the bottom line of the balance sheet summed up to EUR 6500. MINUS and bloody RED that is, and that’s negative figures for another year, now another year of many, many years.
Is it OK? No because I work harder than most people, often seven days a week, 16h days, I support a lot of people every day solving there problems, I seldom get a “thank you” for my work. And as it turns out I am paying for the pleasure of doing that. One must be quite stupid to do that. More than quite actually. Even I realise that.
So what is the options. Quit? Abandon the ship?
No the journey continues. VSCP lives. But maybe everything will not continue to be free forever if few people give and the majority take.
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