Many Pies

Many Pies

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Morriss's law

Whilst using our corporate wiki, Confluence, I thought of a new law:
"Every program attempts to expand until it becomes Twitter."
One of the recent new versions of Confluence incorporate status updates, and "following". It's based on:

Zawinski's Law of Software Envelopment (also known as Zawinski's Law) relates the pressure of popularity to the phenomenon of software bloat:

Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.
—Jamie Zawinski,



From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Zawinski.

1 comment:

Paul Merrill said...

Good find/observation.

It's the copy-what's-popular aspect of so much of life these days.