Have you ever got to the end of something and thought “you know, if I did that over again, I would do this – and that – and the other differently”?

That, dear reader, is the second system effect. And it is, in my opinion, exactly what RIM are suffering from right now, what Apple suffered from in the 1990s, Microsoft have been there (twice) and it’s what essentially sealed Multics fate before it ever began. Read more