Complexity and Simplicity

One of the problems facing conventional operating systems is that they are far too complex. Adding patches to them makes them even more complex. In contrast the SPEEDOS system design is far simpler. The fact that it is almost fully explained in this website is a sign of its conceptual simplicity. A quotation from John Dewey, the renowned U.S. philosopher, psychologist and educationalist, helps to explain how this situation has arisen:

"But the easy and the simple are not identical. To discover what is really simple and to act upon the discovery is an exceedingly difficult task. After the artificial and the complex is once institutionally established and ingrained in custom and routine, it is easier to walk in the paths that have been beaten than it is, after taking a new point of view, to work out what is practically involved in the new point of view. The old Ptolemaic astronomical system was more complicated with its cycles and epicycles than the Copernican system. But until organisation of actual astronomical phenomena on the ground of the latter principle had been effected, the easiest course was to follow the line of least resistance provided by the old intellectual habit." [J. Dewey, Experience and Education, Collier Books, 1938, p. 30]

This is the situation at present facing SPEEDOS. Many operating system "experts" will view SPEEDOS as a waste of time or see it as irrelevant and will follow the line of least resistance provided by the "old intellectual habit", i.e. conventional OS design methods. But the price which society must pay for this, in Germany alone, is huge and is measured in the hundreds of billions of Euros. Worldwide it is probably to be seen in terms of trillions of dollars. Most of this could be avoided using the technology developed for SPEEDOS.