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  1. You kids and your damn object-oriented virtualized sanitized BDSM languages and APIs:

    Incidentally, although Final Cut Pro X has been fully rewritten as a 64-bit Cocoa application, it was missing a significant number of features found in the discontinued Carbon version.

    Everybody's forced to upgrade to the 'newest thing' but the newest thing is too much of a fuckin' pain in the ass - so slow, so abstracted, so bothersome, so bloated, so Brobdingnagian - that when something finally does get rewritten, it's a half-assed shell of what it once was.

    Respect your elders. We wrote assembly on bare metal and instructed the machine in its own language. But our programs worked and did not sacrifice functionality for gloss or hipster bullshit like social media integration - the program WAS the functionality. And we sure as hell didn't pay $100 a year to kiss the ass of some self-proclaimed god of the platform for the right to code, and our programs didn't ship as encrypted, signed, DRM'd interpreted bytecode either.

    Actually, I'm being (mostly) sarcastic/facetious/cantankerous for the sake of it ;)

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    2. GreyGhost

      GreyGhost

      Csonicgo said:

      Another good one: "Computer/WWW/Internet is just a fad"

      I remember being told back in the late 70s that personal computers would be a short-lived fad and I should stick to repairing TVs. :D

    3. Quasar

      Quasar

      GreyGhost said:

      I remember being told back in the late 70s that personal computers would be a short-lived fad and I should stick to repairing TVs. :D

      I remember being told not to go into computers because everybody was doing it and the market was overflooded - oh wait, that turned out to be true >_> :( :( :(

    4. Maes

      Maes

      Quasar said:

      I remember being told not to go into computers because everybody was doing it and the market was overflooded - oh wait, that turned out to be true >_> :( :( :(


      This has actually backfired in some unsuspectable sectors e.g. law enforcement: most modern police forces in industrialized countries are unable to carry out an investigation without resorting to computers, so a criminal who doesn't use social media etc. can actually get at least one step ahead of the police, as there are less and less agents skilled in "getting their hands dirty" in the field and doing real hardboiled detective work on the streets -perhaps with the exception of some hardcore units like NARCs. Those still skilled are mostly old farts.

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