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[[File:Bullshit.jpeg|thumb|left|[[Blockchain as a service]]. Also known as “BS”.]]The latest iteration — talked about in tones of reverent optimism [https://www.forbes.com/sites/ilkerkoksal/2019/10/23/the-benefits-of-applying-blockchain-technology-in-any-industry/#7253848c49a5 here] — is “[[blockchain as a service]]”. But a service to whom? And did I hear a siren going off?
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Software as a service — fondly known as SAAS — is greedy capitalist rent-seeking by means of intellectual property.

The equivalent of selling a warranty on a toaster. Charging a running cost for a software application which shouldn’t need a lot of maintenance, unless you built it to need maintenance.

If your software were any good you would design a user-interface easy enough for the meatware to deal with so you didn’t need a service contract. Right?

Then there’s blockchain, of course

The latest iteration — talked about in tones of reverent optimism here — is “blockchain as a service”. But a service to whom? And did I hear a siren going off?

See also