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#Actualheavycat

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

"How about PHP?"

"It's awful. Community sucks. Toss it."

"Flash?"

"Crap. Bloated. Everybody hates it."

"Why?"

"Because it works."

"What about basic HTML?"

"HTML5 is better."

"So the right answer is to throw out 100,000 man-years worth of working technology in favor of this new thing? What happens when HTML5 is widely used?"

"We'll toss it and start over. Just like we've been doing since 1961. What, you think everything being broken all the time is by accident?"

If we built buildings the same way we build software the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.
-- Gerald Weinberg

#2heavycat

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

"How about PHP?"

"It's awful. Community sucks. Toss it."

"Flash?"

"Crap. Bloated. Everybody hates it."

"Why?"

"Because it works."

"What about basic HTML?"

"HTML5 is better."

"So the right answer is to throw out 100,000 man-years worth of working technology in favor of this new thing? What happens when HTML5 is widely used?"

"We'll start over. Just like we've been doing since 1961. What, you think everything being broken all the time is by accident?"

If we built buildings the same way we build software the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.
-- Gerald Weinberg

#1heavycat

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

"How about PHP?"

"It's awful. Community sucks. Toss it."

"Flash?"

"Crap. Bloated. Everybody hates it."

"Why?"

"Because it works."

"What about basic HTML?"

"HTML5 is better."

"So the right answer is to throw out 30,000 man-years worth of working technology in favor of this new thing? What happens when HTML5 is widely used?"

"We'll start over. Just like we've been doing since 1961. What, you think everything being broken all the time is by accident?"

If we built buildings the same way we build software the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.
-- Gerald Weinberg

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