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Pro Android 3 by Sayed Y. Hashimi, Dave MacLean, Satya Komatineni

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Foreword

All this has happened before, and all this will happen again. Emergence Theory is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a set of environmental interactions.

And we have been here before.

When I started programming in 1985, there were a variety of personal computers available. While I cut my teeth on an Apple II C, my friends either had Commodore 128s, Tandy CoCo 3s, or Atari computers. Each of us grew within the constraints of our own environment, but we were rarely able to share our work. When affordable IBM clones running Microsoft's DOS began to emerge, developers started to see value of the marketplace created, and rapid evolution began to occur within the DOS ecosystem. Eventually Microsoft created the dominate position ...

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