*bart simpson at the blackboard voice*: we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we...

@viciousviscosity @djsundog IRL ( I recently learned) gnu command, yes "We don't need better hardware we need more efficient software" would efficiently repeat forever.

@viciousviscosity @djsundog do you remember when Microsoft was saying that rendering Angular or React or something was too heavy for low-powered devices so their big idea was to run the website on a server and stream it to the low-powered device as video

y'know, because it's so hard to render a website with some text and maybe a button on it

@viciousviscosity @djsundog I tried debugging a React app once

I added a debugger statement and then my browser showed me some completely unrelated code nowhere near the code I was trying to test

so this is a system so complicated that the program running it can't figure out how it's supposed to work

@ben
We'll eventually come to find out no one actually knows how any of it works, it's just frame works built on libraries built on frameworks… ad nauseum 😄
@djsundog

@viciousviscosity
Oh my god, this.

I remember when Microsoft announced a new version of Windows, "runs faster than ever before!" and then in the fine print it needed a much faster CPU and twice the memory to run. :blobfacepalm:
@djsundog

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