CowboyNeal from the breaking-the-norm dept.
ffub writes "Changes in hardware (such as dual-core processors and virtualisation) are making software licensing increasingly difficult for software firms. Companies still prefer the per-seat one-off license, while subscription models are favoured with software firms. But neither model reflects well the way software is used these days. The Economistlooks at the situation and briefly touches on how Open Source could benefit from the muddle."
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.