via Zeynep Tufekci:
But that is exactly why I’m a lot more worried. The big problem we face isn’t coordinated cyber-terrorism, it’s that software sucks. Software sucks for many reasons, all of which go deep, are entangled, and expensive to fix. (Or, everything is broken, eventually). This is a major headache, and a real worry as software eats more and more of the world.
The reality is that most software, but big and small, is stuck together with metaphorical duct tape. You can either be scared and anxious or excited about the immense possibility of innovation and advancement.
I’ve said this a 1,000 times before and I’ll say it again: Now is the time to get into software development as it’s really, quite literally, eating the world.