Archive for March, 2010
"The avionics system in the F-22 Raptor, the current U.S. Air Force frontline jet fighter, consists of about 1.7 million lines of software code. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, scheduled to become operational in 2010, will require about 5.7 million lines of code to operate its onboard systems. And Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner, scheduled to be delivered to customers in 2010, requires about 6.5 million lines of software code to operate its avionics and onboard support systems." "Late last year, the business research firm Frost & Sullivan estimated that cars will require 200 million to 300 million lines of software code in the near future." via Kedrosky
This is really nice: Microsoft’s Über-cool Mobile Touch-Surface , it reminded me of the movie Gamer and the interface used there by the kid operating Kable. Earlier on I read Microsoft sold more than 90 million! copies of Windows 7. Pretty impressive, well deserved too as it’s a fantastic product.
Looks to me like Apple is under seige in the innovation space from not just small less powerful competitors but these days also from the big boys like Microsfot (Win7, new technologies like in this video) and Google (Nexus/Android). If Apple hopes to stay in the game it’s going to have to come up with something better than an oversized ipod.