Roots: born in Sweden — lived also in Switzerland, USA, UK — mixed up genes from Sweden, Norway, India, Germany
Languages: French, English, Swedish, German, Portuguese, Latin, Ada, Perl, Java, assembly languages, Pascal, C/C++, etc.
Roles: entrepreneur, programme manager, methodology lead, quality and risk manager, writer, director of technology, project lead, solutions architect — as well as gardener, factory worker, farmhand, supermarket cleaner, programmer, student, teacher, language lawyer, traveller, soldier, lecturer, software engineer, philosopher, consultant
When one is developing products that are add-on technology for a platform (e.g. operating systems, such as Windows and MacOS), one needs to avoid product areas which will fairly obviously and soon be filled by the owner of the platform (namely Microsoft and Apple). Failure to avoid those areas is known as walking under the elephant's feet (whereby one may lose limbs and fortune). Developers of add-on technology are courting redundancy (or worse) by running between a moving elephant's legs.
Sometimes, the elephant likes the little running animals, they talk to each other, and the runners get to climb on the elephant. That's when a small company (or a few individual developers) may be acquired (respectively hired) by the platform owner.
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