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When you hear people complain about "<foo> used to be", just mentally replace it with "I think <foo> should be". Whether or not it was true in the past was irrelevant. The main focus should be the statement of how things should be. There's a widespread tendency to romanticize the past, and fighting against it is fighting against human nature.

Granted, HN used to be above romanticizing the past... :-)




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