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17. My Overall View Of X

All being said about X Bloat With Some Denial Thereof, I should perhaps make my "feelings" about X a little more clear.

I am not offended or shocked by the notion that someone might create something better than X. I think it unlikely that the development of an alternative would require substantially less than the hundreds (perhaps thousands) of person-years that were expended in making X as functional as it is today.

I am offended by the notion that everyone should, as a result of this better system, stop, and throw away all old applications and rewrite them for the new system, especially before it has been clearly established that the new system is superior to X across all areas of functionality. X satisfies needs that no other system can presently satisfy.

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