Computers were "good enough" 5 years ago, and we're still using them for the exact same purposes. So why do we have gigs of software updates every week, and why do our computers get slow and "out-of-date" every 2 years? Where's the extra value from all this added complexity, compared to 5 years ago? Is it purely aesthetic? I'd argue that we're regressing, not progressing. #computing #philosophy
"Nearly all of modern computer engineers are working above so many layers that there’s no human way to understand what they are doing."
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The Theological Problem Behind Firefox in Ubuntu 22.04