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    Any plans to make it available in melpa or similar ?

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      I don’t understand what was the purpose of his letter. What is he hoping to achieve?

      All the facts he stated about Google are true because they create great software that makes people’s lives easier. The reason why this happens is because they try to hire the best people they can find offering them all the benefits for which Google is very well known for. The day Google turns evidently evil, people will start leaving and governments will start applying restrictions to the company’s growth, for example.

      I suppose that the author of the letter, as many people whose business depend on Google’s services, feel uneasy because they now find that they’re too dependent on the company. Well, who’s to blame for that?

      To the author, I would recommend the same that I recommend to friends who feel uncomfortable with Google’s power: duckduckgo, a search engine that in my opinion is very good.

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        Well, in my opninion the point is you are loosing your freedom to decide by yourself, as he says

        recommending to an opponent of nuclear power that he just stop using electricity

        or as shown here

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          Publishers who rely on Google to drive traffic to their websites cannot solve their dependence on Google so easily.

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          That’s pretty cool, but I disagree with this line.

          Test-driven hardware design? Never heard of.

          Maybe hardware designers don’t call it “test-driven development” but you can bet that professional hardware designers focus A LOT on using tests at all stages of development. It’s a lot less expensive to catch a bug in simulation than it is to catch it after burning it onto an FPGA (which can takes hours to days for large designs) or after the chip has already been taped out. Modern ASICs even have test circuitry built into the chip, so-called Built-in Self Test (BIST) circuits, so that you can more easily verify proper functioning after fabrication.

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            Well, usually there is a cultural barrier between software and hardware engineers, which tends to disappear among younger people, it’s a tendency … 95% of error check may be improved with this kind of approach, that’s for sure, now, take into account that sometimes, in fpga based daq systems, a design problem may only arise after hours of continuous data taking …

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            … and getting started in programmable logic … what a time !