In this sense, COBOL and its scapegoating show us an important aspect of high tech that few in Silicon Valley, or in government, seem to understand. Older systems have value, and constantly building new technological systems for short-term profit at the expense of existing infrastructure is not progress. In fact, it is among the most regressive paths a society can take.
@neauoire super interesting article, thanks for sharing! The best bits for me where the ones about social dynamics of programming language camps and the critique to the new and shiny (the very thing quoted in your toot) 📜