Speaking of — this channel revisits old mmorpgs in current year. It’s mind blowing that many of them are still going, and that people still play them. I can’t even remember the last time I played a game, let alone a mmorpg.
It just dawned on me that social media is exactly like a . Think about it — we’ve got characters/personas, bots, cheat codes/walkthroughs and black markets that sell accounts, followers, and clicks. (was on the shady side of the net today)
, it’s a fascinating demonstration of psychological prowess that corporations have convinced everyone that programming/computing is hard.
People are smart, take what they can get, and deal with a lot of computing frustation. Software is bespoke enough that technically you have to “program” in roundabout ways to get useful things done (generality).
If you’re not trying to pad a resume, one of the best kept secrets to being quick with a computer is to just use “complete” programs/primitives.
Unfashionable programs with low ecosystem churn that allow quickly and predictably producing similar quality software/architecture as modern high churn ecosystems are “complete”, .