A computer system is like a household, a system of organization. Each
person that comes into the house is permitted certain rights and
The current computer systems have everyone living in the same house. Billions
of people all trying to organize the environment for their best possible outcome. No one anymore important than anyone else.
The first few that arrive however have staked out their territory and claim certain rights.
The first one to take up residence was Mr. Hardware, he claims the
garage, no one else is permitted to park their car, everyone else must find
other accommodations. Mrs. Operating Systems takes claim to the kitchen
and the bedroom. She claims the right to tell everyone else where things go.
Fonts are in the bottom drawer and are only touched by her. Information is
in the front hall closet. Whip your feet at the door.
The first few hundred (squatters) have laid claim to every nook and cranny.
The remaining billions can, if they know the secret handshake, can request
information from a squatter. The squatter provides the information if it
they think it's appropriate, or more precisely, if it's in the squatter's
interest to do so. Every squatter will lock up their information so no other
person can access it, these are called "proprietary systems":
"I deposit all my money in a bank, I can make deposits and small
withdraws, I cannot withdraw all my money because then I could go to anther
this is the standard for the computer industry. It's not
the bank's money...
Jane wants to kick everyone out. She wants absolute control and have
only the owners of the house have complete control and to make it their home.