Is software innovation gone?. According to an article by Rob Pike from Bell Labs, software innovation is more or less dead (and Microsoft isn’t at fault). For example: high-end PC hardware went from 33Mhz/32MB RAM in 1990 to 600Mhz/512MB RAM in 2000, but in that time software went from Unix, X, emacs, and TCP/IP to Unix, X, emacs, TCP/IP and Netscape. He argues that no one cares about making large changes or something new any more for various reasons. [] An old article, but with current resonance.