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What’s So Precious About Bad Software?

“What’s the real reason for closed, proprietary code?
Embarrassment.

“Sure, we are drowned in tides of twaddle about precious IP,
Trade Sekkrits, Sooper Original Algorithms that must not be exposed
to eyes of mere mortals, and all manner of silly excuses. But
that’s all a smokescreen to cover up the real reason: to hide code
of such poor quality that even PHBs know to be embarrassed. Exhibit
A: Windows itself. Which proves it takes more than throwing
billions of dollars and thousands of programmers at a software
project to build something that is actually good…”


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