16 Jan 2009
Globus Toolkit is rubbish
If I give you a software that will take several hours to install, do you want it? If I give you a free software that relies on a list of other prerequisite softwares that have nothing to do with each other, do you want to have a try? If the software stops for no reason during installation saying that there's something wrong, or in some cases nothing wrong, do you possibly buy it? I can't imagine any sane person will do that if not forced to do so. Globus Toolkit, the (in)famous Grid Computing backbone component is such a thing. I hate it, but I must live with it, and this is why some people call this world crazy. We can't avoid a group of crazy people taking turns crafting on such a rubbish and nobody has ever been responsible for it. Of course, it is not a product properly designed for the users because it is designed by the academic people for the academic people who like to make simple things complicated and complicated thing complex just to show how smart they are. They have no idea what user-friendliness means and no idea what is a product. Of course this world is not truly crazy since the Globus Toolkit has never been globally accepted, and ultimately only those people like me will go crazy. I just want to say before I'm insane: don't trust open source software from the academic world. They don't know what they're doing but wasting tax-payers' money to produce academic waste.