Hardware or Software. Neither. (not) either

The question always come up on my mind, where is our advantages? Is it hardware or software? are we ready to face the global challenge to survive?

I think technology is like an art, you can not think just only based on logic. It needs human touch. Need proof? Okay you get bachelor degree, then master degree then doctor degree. Then what? It is the PhD (doctor of philosophy). Philosophy, mark the word. In the context of academic degrees, the term “philosophy” does not refer solely to the field of philosophy, but is used in a broader sense in accordance with its original Greek meaning, which is “love of wisdom”.

Indonesia is a country surrounded by other nations with their own advantages. Where are we in the term of hardware or software? For sure we are not strong in hardware, we are not strong in software. Are we strong on both? The question is not logical AND, OR, or XOR gates. The questions is a philosophy gate. So the answer some what philosophy too. If we are not strong on either both hardware and software, why don’t we combine both. By combining both hardware and software perhaps we can have advantages slightly in the middle, but still it is an advantage. Thus the term embedded come up somewhere between both hardware and software, and play an important role.

What is Embedded System

An embedded system is a system that has software embedded into hardware, that is right, embedded. In which makes a system dedicated for an application (s) or specific part of an application or product or part of a larger system. It processes a fixed set of pre-programmed instructions to control a system or equipment which may be part of an even larger system but not a computer with keyboard or display etc.

There, I think, is the advantages of Indonesia, embedded system.