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The Incessant Language Propaganda Horse Race

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Another year (another month), another set of vapid news posts that proclaim language $x or platform $y has won, whatever that means, for the latest astrological milestone.

Sure, it's fun to treat programming and technology as a horse race, where someone must win and someone must lose, but if you're in the business of solving real problems to help real people do important things (I'm in the business of just that), there comes a time at which you have to decide between inflating the stats to edge ahead in that horse race or getting things done.

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