Breaking Eggs And Making Omelettes

Topics On Multimedia Technology and Reverse Engineering


Of Eggs And Omelettes

January 4th, 2005 by Multimedia Mike

So I am finally surrendering to the trend and starting my own blog. My goal is to keep better track of developments in multimedia technology, both in the closed/proprietary, and open arenas.

For the curious, this blog’s title, “Breaking Eggs and Making Omelettes” is a reference to the aphorism, “You can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.” This is in reference to software reverse engineering (RE). RE usually has to take place in order to create open source multimedia software that is interoperable with proprietary formats. The mention (and practice) of RE makes a lot of people squeamish. The broken-egg aphorism always comes to my mind in such discussions.

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