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There's an old song 'Do what you do do well, boy, do what you do do well....'
Simple rule if you don't do it as good as someone else you can get to do it, then outsource. Cost is obviously an issue, but what is the cost of not doing?
Innovation has many fathers.
Personally, the reason I set about creating a workable and practical authentication system is because I 'accidentally' read the majority of the defence 'secret' weapons projects of a country which shall remain unnamed (on the grounds that it may upset someone
and be very hazardous to me), covering every detail including plans, research, prototyping , deployment, conclusions, names, addresses, contact details of participants, location of facilities, budgets...etc, you get the idea. They most probably know I did
it (I hope so anyway for all our sake), but it's too late after the horse has bolted, isn't it? I assume that some of the very many smarter people than me have had similar 'accidents' and I am very, very concerned by that.
I am also concerned about the future of the internet for the average person if we continue on this irresponsible course of thinking it'll be all right.
Corporations generally only innovate to increase profits or maintain market share. This sometimes means that if the competitors are happy with a stauts quo (ie. banks in Australia) then there is little effort at innovation, but plenty of lip service.