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Which devices or platforms would you most like to program?

Survey period: 2 May 2022 to 9 May 2022

Imagine you had the tools and experience to mess around with any piece of code on any piece of hardware. What would be on your TODO list?

Your car's infotainment and management system20232.53
Your home appliances (fridge, TV, HVAC)17428.02
Home connected devices (hubs, security, webcams, smoke / leak detectors, smart lights)25841.55
Elevators. (surely someone here can fix their code?)457.25
Traffic management systems (eg. traffic lights)17528.18
Autonomous robots22235.75
Attached medical devices (eg glucose monitor, pacemakers)9615.46
Cell towers518.21
Something else (Please comment)9314.98
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

GeneralRe: Other: Pin
PeteMcNamee3-May-22 3:58
PeteMcNamee3-May-22 3:58 
GeneralCommunication Devices for assisting disabled Pin
Peter Kelley 20213-May-22 2:20
Peter Kelley 20213-May-22 2:20 
GeneralAnything Having to do w/ Audio and Music Loud Enough to Entertain My Neighbors Pin
BernardIE53173-May-22 1:32
BernardIE53173-May-22 1:32 
Generalyeah TV Pin
maze33-May-22 0:16
professionalmaze33-May-22 0:16 
GeneralMy mom's MP3 player Pin
Peter Adam2-May-22 21:06
professionalPeter Adam2-May-22 21:06 
GeneralRe: My mom's MP3 player Pin
Luca Leonardo Scorcia4-May-22 14:06
professionalLuca Leonardo Scorcia4-May-22 14:06 
GeneralNot Something -- A LOT of other things Pin
Herwig Kittl 20212-May-22 11:12
Herwig Kittl 20212-May-22 11:12 
GeneralRe: Not Something -- A LOT of other things Pin
Kate-X2572-May-22 23:53
Kate-X2572-May-22 23:53 
SAP is chaotic by design.

About a decade ago, someone pretty high up the chain, who was a couple of months away from retirement, started to do odd jobs in his fade out period. One of those jobs was in-school recruitments.
Having had no specific training for the role, he opted to simply explain how they make money, in broad strokes.

The highlights were:
- make sure the stack, from DB and up, is not trivial to work with; training needs to be essential AND cost-prohibitive.
- make sure none of your components interop with anything, so you lock-in your customers from the start.
- the point is not to sell software, but to make the customer dependent on your services, indefinitely, without being able to afford in-house specialists.
- litigate any threats to profit.
- we like money, so come work for us if you like money.
GeneralRe: Not Something -- A LOT of other things Pin
MarkTJohnson3-May-22 3:00
professionalMarkTJohnson3-May-22 3:00 
GeneralRe: Not Something -- A LOT of other things Pin
matblue253-May-22 7:29
professionalmatblue253-May-22 7:29 
GeneralNot Medical Devices Pin
The Other John Ingram2-May-22 5:36
The Other John Ingram2-May-22 5:36 
GeneralRe: Not Medical Devices Pin
Erik Burd2-May-22 7:38
professionalErik Burd2-May-22 7:38 
GeneralBank vaults Pin
PIEBALDconsult2-May-22 2:23
professionalPIEBALDconsult2-May-22 2:23 
GeneralRe: Bank vaults Pin
Dan Neely3-May-22 3:46
Dan Neely3-May-22 3:46 
GeneralNone of the above: Games for life! Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)2-May-22 0:47
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)2-May-22 0:47 
GeneralOther: People Pin
Marc Clifton2-May-22 0:36
mvaMarc Clifton2-May-22 0:36 
GeneralRe: Other: People Pin
Daniel Pfeffer2-May-22 2:38
professionalDaniel Pfeffer2-May-22 2:38 
GeneralRe: Other: People Pin
OriginalGriff2-May-22 2:48
mvaOriginalGriff2-May-22 2:48 
Generalsomething else : Pin
Ralf Meier1-May-22 23:32
professionalRalf Meier1-May-22 23:32 
GeneralMissing answer Pin
Johnny J.1-May-22 23:22
professionalJohnny J.1-May-22 23:22 
GeneralRe: Missing answer Pin
Sander Rossel3-May-22 21:34
professionalSander Rossel3-May-22 21:34 
GeneralRe: Missing answer Pin
Johnny J.3-May-22 22:35
professionalJohnny J.3-May-22 22:35 
General(Semi)-government software Pin
Sander Rossel1-May-22 20:59
professionalSander Rossel1-May-22 20:59 
GeneralRe: (Semi)-government software Pin
Leo562-May-22 21:22
Leo562-May-22 21:22 
GeneralMy electricity smart meter Pin
OriginalGriff1-May-22 20:57
mvaOriginalGriff1-May-22 20:57 

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