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re: I'm still thinking about how to best unpack this FOMO mentality in an actual post. The seed of the idea I think is valid. FOMO is definitely a th...
 

Going through my old archives it turns out this is a recurring theme for me. Before I knew what FOMO was I used the red queen as an analogy for the frontend ecosystem

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.”

“A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

I was recently thinking about how the churn in the cloud native ecosystem is starting to look a lot like another red queen's race.

There is also another angle to this with "free lunches". There is a famous theorem that says there is no generic solution to a large enough class of problems and you need to use the structure of the problem to gain any advantage.

I think I can combine "no free lunch theorem" and "red queen's race" into another rant.

 

I think I can combine "no free lunch theorem" and "red queen's race" into another rant.

Go forth and conquer :D

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