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> Would you have been happier with that?

Yes. Google (and others) need to stop releasing half-baked products.

You release something half-baked, even if it gets up to speed down the road, people will still have perceptions of it being half-baked. The above exchange is typical.

I heard a kid complaining about Java being slow yesterday. People remember their first experiences for a long, long time after they stop being true.

Well, Java is slow. The JVM startup times are what people notice.

You're assuming he was making a nuanced argument and not just flashing gang signs.

This kid had a slow experience with Java a long, long time ago?

He's 19 and been programming for one year.

Imagine if Linus Torvalds shared your point of view.

We'd have a rocking *BSD community now, with all that Linux mindshare going there. Nice.

Nah, we'd have another POSIX OS, only worse than Linux (probably). Plus they attract different kinds of mindshare.

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