Yes, this is the result of a difficult dialectic process with ChatGPT. How else would one write a blog post these days? It’s a tough time for writers, but artificial stupidity is not making things any easier. The value of this partnership allows for a dynamic and iterative process, where ideas can be bounced back and forth, refined, and expanded upon—at the expense of a significant amount of electricity, unfortunately. One touch, one cost. That’s what a real human told me once. The touch may seem insignificant, but it adds up.
The age-old competition over resources rages on. Whether it’s the innovation race or the persistence of business as usual, we’re all grappling with the same old dilemma. From the trenches of a war in Europe to the home office front where tech lines are drawn over budgets and business licenses, the skirmish is the same but the weapons are new. From hamburgers to cars, software to service sectors, the game has changed but remains as old as time itself.
It’s not just about the race; it’s about the agility to adapt. Speed is key, and so is the wisdom to refine and streamline. Clumsy implementations are part of the journey, a first step toward finding what works. And like the Swedish team’s triumphant adaptation in last night’s World Cup match against Japan, the goal is to outpace, outmaneuver, and evade those who would derail our process.
The Business Source Software license is another example of this ever-evolving game. Every implementer puts their own spin on it, but the underlying idea remains valid. We began by making technology, then used copyright to our advantage, and now find ourselves at a new crossroads. The rules have changed, but the essence of competition, adaptation, and innovation remains the same. We’re playing by new rules with new tools, but we’re still on the same field, fighting the same battles.