"The Web trades off all that richness for developer simplicity. The platform-specific RPC mechanisms were also much more complex. The Web cleans it all up." [Scripting News]
Why does the web do this? I think it's because only the simple solutions survive in the jungle of all those different systems on the web. This leaves another question: Why didn't these simple solutions become popular before the web? It looks like developers only choose the simple solutions when they have to.
Developers are afraid of simple code. They have a good reason too: if everyone can do programming, they're out of a job. So they make up all kinds of excuses, like "the simple solutions don't perform well enough". In the mean time they make everything so complex that they don't have time to optimize their code.
2001-05-10; 4:12:02 PM
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