Hot Takes

Not the most fully fleshed-out ideas in the world, but I am convinced of the veracity of these.

  • Emacs is a bigger productivity boost for most developers than GitHub Copilot will ever be
  • Technical debt is not by itself a problem: it merely worsens already existing problems
  • “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics” (Solow’s Paradox)
  • Industrial software development has become so complex in its practices that we can no longer expect innovative software product launches