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He's saying we've become the proverbial frog in the boiling water. The inability to abstract well has made any medium-to-large software project a Rube Goldberg contraption. You may not mind it -- but you should. Because it's silly. Because it's stupid. And recognizing that fact is the first step towards our recovery.

I do notice the growing complexity in the systems around me, I just wish more people would present solutions instead of just gawking at problems.

Pointing your finger and making noise will draw attention to the issue, but isn't likely to fix it on it's own.

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