And that is how we get where we are today. Not cost. Not practicality. Not philosophy. Not necessity. But failure to adapt. Neglect. Which doesn’t require conspiratorial malice; but that doesn’t matter because at a certain point—the point we’re at right now—any sufficiently advanced negligence is indistinguishable from malice.
Source: A Primer on Why the Chronic Suffering of the VB.NET Community is neither Necessary nor a Matter of Expense or Practicality | Anthony’s blog