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Software went downhill after we stopped distributing it on brightly coloured floppy disks

@misty the peak for me was getting a PC game with both CD and floppy disk housed in a massive cardboard box with a manual

@misty I bought a box of brightly colored floppy disks last year, just so I could feel something.

@misty that meant it was (ideally) complete and ready to use, not dependent on a constant internet connection, subscriptions, or endless security patches and bug fixes (the bugs were part of its character).

@dallin @misty But in addition:

Apps had to use the UI libraries built into the OS, rather than spinning their own, because that would have increased the disk count. This made programs more consistent and learnable.

Apps didn't track your every move or continually advertise at you.

Apps came with printed documentation as a form of copy protection, rather than useless peer support forums on the Web.

Apps were small enough for you to have some chance of understanding them.

@misty yeah... no way to fit the average node_modules folder on there... ;-)

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