How in the hell have we managed to build a world of computing on fragile standards, invented by committee, implemented by companies that consider their wrong interpretations of the standard "trade secret", running on software written by people who aren't paid and only barely give a shit?

@djsundog somehow we went from the miracle of teaching rocks to think, to shoving piles of hacks down the wire at gigabits per second

@Zuph so much so that we now have a field of study on how to teach the rocks to think of novel new piles of hacks to shove down the wire without us even being involved

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