The Decade Software Ate the World #Funny
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The Decade Software Ate the World

As we cross the threshold from one decade to another, it’s natural to look back at the previous 10 years and try to make sense of events.Putting narrative order on the past decade, a 10-year-period that has somehow remained stubbornly nameless, is quite the challenge, but it’s impossible to make sense of the 2010s without understanding the role of software.It was in August 2011 that Marc Andreessen coined the famous phrase “Software is eating the world” in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. He suggested that “we are in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software companies are poised to take over large swathes of the economy.”“In many ways, our growth has reflected the trajectory of the decade in technology”Just a few days after Andreessen published his piece, Eoghan McCabe, Des Traynor, Ciaran Lee and David Barrett founded Intercom – and in many ways,…

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