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We forget the most monolithic mono-culture: x86.



And that monolithic mono-culture was NOT able to evolve to reduce power consumption in a reasonable timeframe. It wasn't even a big priority, since nobody expected x86 to be in a person's pocket, ever. (AFAIK). It took an outside player, ARM, to drive the debate. So it's pretty much a validation of what Mozilla's saying.

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The big difference is that nobody insisted that ARM stay instruction-level compatible with x86.

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