Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Any platform that's not on enough programmers' desks, being actively used, becomes legacy. Once it becomes legacy, it dies. It can survive long periods as a niche product, but, then, it won't run new software, the compilers won't target it, new applications won't be written for it and, ultimately, the last machine of its kind will be turned off, replaced by the current incarnation of something that is actually used.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact