the tech industry has a really bad habit of just accepting what everyone else is doing as Legit(tm) and not thinking about it, inadvertantly contributing to absolute garbage being propagated everywhere

see: electron, mongodb, the x86 cpu architecture

@haskal x86 isn't really even doing x86 anymore though, is it? aren't they basically risc processors interpreting x86 instructions or something now?

@trwnh @haskal personally, I haven't found a legit use-case for MongoDB outside (I don't know how to effectively model my data so let's just throw it _all_ in there)

@haskal And yet, I've seen many complaints, lots of good work on alternatives, and also lots of changes over the years. (And also lots of churn.) It doesn't seem like an industry that's stuck in the status quo when stuff gets thrown out and replaced all the time.

@haskal to be fair, most good solutions get crushed if they require change.

I don't think it's acceptance, I think it's survivorship bias.

@migratory @haskal see also tech, computers, mechanical pencils

@twee @migratory @haskal I agree with this thread, except mechanical pencils. You don't need to sharpen them and they don't get shorter to the point they are hard to write with.

@wistahe @haskal @migratory i also disagree, if im being honest. i love my mechanical pencil.

i just needed something with a nice rhythm to it which could be considered tech, and my eyes saw my mechanical pencil so i rolled with it
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