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Software Wheels Are'nt Round by fallguy(m): 5:31am On Jan 30, 2013
software wheels arent round
don't re-invent the wheel . that's what you'll hear when u start computer programming.
but the software industry keeps going against it's own preaching.why?

people are churning out new text editors every day.
what functionality does any one want in a text editor
that can't be found in text editor written decades ago!!

new programming languages are coming out like catarrh from a babies nose.
they just keep dropping. they're so many its impossible to even keep up.

what's essentially the difference btw c sharp and java!

it seems programmers will invent any wheel if just to give it
a name of their own liking.

like- sb doesnt like the name - javascript - so the go the whole
mile to re-invent it again and rename it - jscript!!

the only thing prohibiting cloning some other types of software is not
the lack of desire but the towering high realization cost.
they'd be a different OS on every system.
they'd b thousands of web browsers each with new ways of doing old things.

and after each wheel is re-invented the inventor will try to split the faithfuls of the previous wheel to come join his sect and try to drive the other wheel out of existent by attacking it - on the new wheels wbesite -
and thru mulish loyalists.
man enough holy wars over wheels that are essentially the same.

in a way all these wheely and round trip investments are
a vicious cycle - cuz people roll with the one the like best-emotionally not logically.

they're c die hards in an age of oop. and lisp snobs who look down
on the rest of the world.
c++ wizards who cackle at the cryptic ness and multi facedness of
their language.
asm cave men.
vb purist. the list goes on.

the process keeps repeating itself - code alchemist continue to conjure in their basements -
trying to make the perfect software wheel.

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