Feeds

Official: Linux is Art

But you can't dance to it...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Linux has won an award - for electronic art. The operating system came top in the .net category of the Prix Ars Electronica, an annual electronic arts competition run by the Austrian Broadcasting Company. The choice of Linux here, according to the jury, was intended to demonstrate that the prize wasn't, as you might have expected, about finding the world's grooviest home page. "It is also intended to spark a discussion about whether source code can be an artwork." This will be good news for overweight, dysfunctional geeks in beanies. Source code can be art, so when you look in the mirror (you own a mirror, don't you?) just remember you're fashionable. But having art juries assessing the artistic merits of code could be ominous news for some companies. Microsoft, for example, may have to give up on its half-hearted attempts to partially open source its code, given that people might then start judging it, and concluding that it's complete Jackson Pollocks. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group
ALEC will have to do without Redmond, it seems
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo
Now all that remains is for gov't offices to ban the boxes
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.