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The Pendulum Swings Eternal Pattern

The Pendulum Swings Eternal Pattern

  • People have a flawed "thing", call it X.
  • In order to escape the flaws of X, they turn to Y. Y is flawed too, but it's flawed in different ways. These people compare the flaws of X to the flaws of Y and decide that Y is more appropriate for their use case.
  • Use of Y spreads. Over time, fewer and fewer people use X and more people are use Y.
  • Eventually, most people are only familiar with Y. They don't remember X and don't remember why people chose Y the first place.
  • People use Y. Y is flawed.
  • In order to escape the flaws of Y, they turned to X'. X' is flawed too, but it's flawed in different ways...

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