1939: software doesn't exist
1949: software is limited
1959: software improves because faulty software costs a LOT of money
1979: software might start costing less, even faulty software
1989: we still care about optimized software, but say yer prayers, varmint.
1999: results of "it compiles; SHIP IT"
2009-: "stop being a cheap-ass; just buy more RAM, a faster CPU, a larger hard drive, a GPU from this century, and run software how developers TELL you to run it, you pleb."

also "WORKS ON MY MACHINE" snuck into there in the mid-2000s

The subjective "worseness" of software today makes me appreciate limited-by-comparison software of the past.


A: "It works on my machine"
B: "Well then let's ship your machine"

- how docker was invented

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