The release of a new platform is innevitably framed by everyone as a disruption to existing platforms. This zero sum view of platforms is true in the personal sense, most people choose one platform over another, but is entirely incorrect in the macro sense.
Tech, and Open Source, are growing at such a fast rate that many platforms can be growing and gaining adoption in parallel. One platform succeeding never means another platform dies.
In absolute terms, more people use Fortran today than at the height of Fortran's market share.
I'm having really mixed feelings about some of the responses I'm seeing to the bullshit "walk up not out" concept. I'm gonna start by confirming that YES, it is bullshit.
Kids CAN'T be held responsible for the radicalization of their peers. And it IS often radicalization. Kids also can't be held responsible for fixing problems that are better solved by gun control simply by talking, potentially to children who are radicalized white supremacists.
But systemic failure to address bullying culture IS one ingredient in a recipe of radicalization, white supremacy, toxic masculinity, and poor gun control that leads to mass shootings in schools, right up there with systemic failure to address mental health.
No-one voted for the UK to leave EFTA in 1972. EFTA dis not affect agriculture or fisheries and did not operate external tariffs. Countries were free to establish individual customs duties or FTA /2
No-one voted for the UK to join the European Economic Community in 1972. There were 4 countries in the Accession Treaty and the other 3 were given a referendum. Denmark and Ireland voted yes while Norway voted No ./3