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A few people have messaged me asking about the second part of the comment. Explanation:
Many technologies the iPhone is built on were discovered through publicly funded research. There's a great book on this, The Entreprenuieral State by Mariana Mazzucato.
A few examples are hard drives where the Department of Energy, DARPA and the DoD worked on already available international research. Siri --voice was developed by DARPA through the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). GPS is completely American military. Europeans gave us touch screens, US Army funded LCD screens. HTTP, TCP/IP, HTML by NSF, CERN, DARPA.
I've mentioned only a few examples. The public funds great research, private does a great job making a buck off it.
Ohhh Mariana Mazzucato! I'm currently reading her high quality book.
It hurt to read. Already 40 pages in and still no other argument than: private didn't invest but the public did invest. And the public is ready to invest in high risk and more basic science.
Ok that's cool. Now could you please, justify to us all the money that was completely wasted by government "for investment"? Seriously? Why is that not the main topic of the book? What about the unfair advantage you gave to certain company to support them? How can that be socially responsible with your moral?
She got a good point at pointing out that we should talk more about the roles of the State in the creation of some company. But maybe that would be a good occasion to talk about the restrictions that sometimes cannot be bypassed without the help of the government. Or even talk about the source of government money i.e taxes from the concurrents?
I'll still read the book, because maybe the responses are there... I'm not too hopeful.
read a book bitch
but if you don't want to, here's the wikipedia article
The whole computer revolution is due to federal research funding in this sector. He especially received so much benefit to improvements in semiconductors and memory that is due to government research. The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (Anthem Other Canon Economics) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0857282522/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VlJsCbC01MTP5 is a fascinating book on the topic. Freakonomics did a podcast with her too http://freakonomics.com/podcast/mariana-mazzucato/
I dont have a paper but this book is kinda on topic https://www.amazon.ca/Entrepreneurial-State-Debunking-Public-Private/dp/0857282522
are you one of those people that hates this book?
Mmmm....the consensus on this is mixed. And it generally is influenced on where (what country) this takes place.
This book also makes for a decent read -
I don't have a link, I have a book.
Read this book.
No właśnie nie. Wprowadzenie na rynek gówno znaczy, bo nie mamy porównania. Patrząc nawet na początkowe komputery, które były rozmiaru kilku szaf to Sowieci mieli zdecydowanie lepszą implementację. Rozpad ZSSR sprawił, że mieli oni inne problemy. Budowanie na znanych fundamentach to nie jest innowacja. Wszystko, co nas otacza dotyczące systemów komputerowych, protokoły, standardy, frameworki, języki i algorytmy wyszły z akademickiego podłoża. Żeby wymienić kilka, z których korzystasz na co dzień Model OSI, Wi-Fi i wiele innych. Warto wspomnieć o gigantycznej społeczności, ludzi, którzy tworzą oprogramowanie open source, które jest podstawą i standardem w znacznej większości usług, z których korzystasz.
Stworzenie procesora o 100mHz szybszego z roku na rok to nie osiągnięcie. Wydanie nowego takiego samego iPhone z roku na rok to nie osiągnięcie. Propsy mogę dać google za ich pomysł z QUIC, który jest całkiem innowacyjny, ale znowu, jest open source, czyli pracują nad nim wszyscy, którzy chcą, a nie zatrudnieni. Firmy nie inwestują w przyszłość, bo inwestorzy mają jebane ADHD i chcą się nachapać jak idioci jak najszybciej.
EDIT: Szczegóły w tej całkiem ciekawej książce https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0857282522
My point is simply that the claim that contracting to a private company would necessarily save money is false. You seem to be acknowledging that so I don't see what the issue is.
Tech derives its value from publicly funded research, government protected intellectual property, rent extraction of data, an iron triangle between firms, governments & universities, often using public or privileged information and then placing it under non-compete clauses.
As such, rather than farm it out to a tech firm why not produce a commonly held form that can be used over and over and isn't under privately held lock and key?
Sources for Further Reading if this subject interests you:
Boldrin & Levine:
(Also a book)
(Also, also a book)
I haven't read that book, but its thesis is not new. Another fairly recent take (from 2013) is The Entrepreneurial State (Economist write-up here).
The relevant term is industrial policy, in case you want to look further into it. This site looks like it has a lot of interesting information on it. Here is a critical take from the CEE.
Edited for punctuation.