Why we have to patch and repatch old shit and no one moves forward

Hacking in the real world – Aviary

There is a prevailing attitude amongst creators that it is better to release a prototype and rebuild it the right way if it becomes popular then building it the right way from scratch.

That’s foolish, but it’s also largely unavoidable, since you can never really know what problems exist with your prototype until their has been mass adoption of it. The Catch 22 is that if your prototype does get properly adopted, it’s already too late to rebuild it from scratch.

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