Right Track, Wrong Station: KarTrak, an innovation originally built for the rail system, was quickly discarded by train operators. But without it, we wouldn’t have modern barcodes.
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Since everyone's focused their attention here again, maybe someone can help explain why folks move their account across instances? Is it usually social (e.g. disagreement with federation/moderation policies)? Or technical (scalability)?
I like the idea conceptually, but the real-world downsides of having to rebuild your followers feels like a pretty significant practical barrier.