From idea to company to ... timecube?
January 12, 2010 2:14 PM Subscribe
posted by Glow Bucket (24 comments total)
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"Pile is a new, radically relationist approach to data, structures and computing" invented by Erez Elul and supported by Peter Krieg (obit
, much more in German here
promised much. In 2000, a company was founded (pilesys on archive.org
), later a book was published ("The paranoid machine
", by Peter Krieg.)
Unfortunately, the road was rocky: "Pile Systems had to weather some storms during the last two years, but we have survived and are continuing our voyage with new vigor. Interest in Pile is slowly rising in the IT world, hopefully leading to some industrial and research projects in 2008." (archive link
Feeling betrayed by his partner, Erez Elul quit the endeavour (the aftermath of which can be read here
) and the company closed shop. The technology survives in a sourceforge project
, while the inventor goes on to propose "ComComism [a]s the new 3rd way beyond the old Capitalism and any of the known systems of representatives acting for equal members!"
and answers the question "for whom is the knowledge making profit"