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leob • Edited on

The big question is of course, WHY?

Most of these packages are probably just Friday afternoon creations, vanity projects with the idea of "let's see how many downloads this sh*t will get" ...

But of course what's baffling is not that these packages exist or were ever created - what's crazy is that there are millions of people downloading this stuff, people with probably close to zero knowledge of Javascript, but who've learned how to google stuff.