Fame and Fortune

We are living in an age of franticly scrambling for fame and fortune without realizing these are not gifts from the gods they’re a test that few pass and many fail leaving them in a small box where there is no room left for discovering the original self.

The Myth and Money

I usually use my iPad for my blog posts and internet browsing but came across an interesting Open Sim virtual world that required a simple viewer app. I downloaded the app for Linux but it wouldn’t open for installation.

I literally spent six days searching the internet for a solution and trying all of the app openers with their miles of terminal codes to no avail. Linux has it’s merits and is admirably a free Open Source platform but too many geeks have ruined it by creating so many variations that it’s become ridiculous to use. Linus Torvald created the operating system kernel and released it free to use in 1991. And along came the Jackals..

When I was a medical engineer I once asked my electrical engineer why there were so many circuit board revisions and updates in our electronic equipment. I’ll never forget his simple response, “The electron was never meant to be tamed.”

We have handed critical parts of our existence to the makers of myth who leave us baffled as they become billionaires. A software engineer has an average starting salary of $67,000 a year increasing to $180,00 and as high as $250,000 depending on job title. The revenue from a successful phone or computer app is $82,000 daily. The developer of a FREE Android or iOS app averages $5,000 a month. Google bought YouTube for 1.6 billion dollars in 2006, it currently generates $15 billion a year. Not bad, buy something for 1.6 billion and generate 348 billion over 14 years. Bezos started Amazon in 1994 and has a net worth of 138.5 billion, after the divorce. Good ol Jeff makes $600,000 a day.