Are We In a Rut?

This is an excellent review of where we’re at in software engineering:

(if it’s too long for you, be sure to listen to the conclusions starting around 27:44 though the whole thing is entertaining and thought provoking)

I found the link in this related (though much more focussed article):

It’s not that email is broken or productivity tools all suck; it’s just that culture changes. People make email clients or to-do list apps in the same way that theater companies perform Shakespeare plays in modern dress. “Email” is our Hamlet. “To-do apps” are our Tempest.

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