Imagine that software development becomes so complex and expensive that no software is being written anymore, only apps designed in devtools.



Imagine a computer, which requires 1 billion transistors to flicker the cursor on the screen. Imagine a world, where computers are driven by software written from 400 million lines of source code.

Imagine a world, where the biggest 20 technology corporation totaling 2 million employees and 100 billion USD revenue groups up to introduce a new standard. And they are unable to write even a compiler within 15 years.

This is our current world, and we will soon long to return to this blissfully ignorant time as those 20 tech corperations become 5 and those 2 million employees become 500 (not million, just 500), where 100 billion in revenue becomes 10 trillion, and the 400 million lines is an uncountable number of neural networks whose design and function is unknown to anyone.

I agree that the Internet, and what it stood for, peaked with RSS. Having only the content I want to see only be shown when I want to see it with the freedom to jump between readers as I please, all with no ads? For me, no other service comes close to the flexibility, robustness, and overall ease-of-use that RSS offers.[]

We sell software to clean up the garbage left behind by your programs. We sell software to deal with the growing complexity of your software. We just keep selling bigger upgrades to our product. We sell a bigger CPU. We sell bigger memories. We sell a service solving people's upgrade problems. We sell PCs to people who don't need them.[]

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The Thirty Million Line Problem
Preventing the Collapse of Civilization

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