Following our previous episode on Richard P. Gabriel’s Incommensurability paper, we’re back for round two with an analysis of what we’ve dubbed the Worse is Better family of thought products:
Next episode, we’ve got a recent work by a real up-and-comer in the field. While you may not have heard of him yet, he’s a promising young lad who’s sure to become a household name.
The JIT entitlement on iOS is a thing that exists now. Update: Mako Yass kindly pointed out that this JIT entitlement is for macOS, not iOS or iPad OS. We regret the error, and lament Apple’s continued refusal to allow their devices to act like computers rather than appliances.
Please, call me Nickieben — Mr. Bourbaki is my father.
Electron lets you build cross-platform apps using web technologies. The apps you build in it are, arguably, doing a bit of “worse is better” when compared to equivalent native apps.
Bun is a new JS runner that competes somewhat with NodeJS and Deno, and is arguably an example of “worse is better”.
The graphs showing the relative lack of churn in Clojure’s source code came from Rich Hickey’s A History of Clojure talk. Here are those graphs: