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Technical debt - was Re: datetime seems to be broken WRT timezones (even when you add them)

On 2/11/20 5:42 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> Yes, if you consider the term to be synonymous with TCO, then
> naturally you'll see it as useless. But it isn't. Technical debt is a
> very specific thing and it CAN be paid off.

We'll agree to disagree on the last bit. And I'm not the only one that
believes technical debt can never be paid off.  Microsoft got fabulously
wealthy incurring vast amounts of technical debt.  We can argue that
Windows is the result (it is), but what's killing Windows isn't the
technical debt. It's the cloud and the web.