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Issue 20.6 ('Nashville 2022')
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Best of the Web

Great programming articles you may have missed

Issue: 20.6 (November/December 2022)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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Article Number: 20610
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Here I share links to interesting programming-related articles from around the web. Note that these may not have anything to do with Xojo, and I don't necessarily advocate the opinions shared—I simply think they're worth reading for a broader perspective.

Meta Meets Microsoft

Ben Thompson (https://stratechery.com/2022/meta-meets-microsoft/)

Excerpt: I do get the vision: while meetings have obvious utility, if you go back to the broader Metaverse vision the idea of, say, watching a basketball game courtside with my friends, despite the fact we are scattered all over the world and no where near a stadium, is a really compelling one. Social experiences in VR, though, require everyone involved to have a compatible VR headset.

Social media on your computer or phone isn't like this: one of the reasons why an ad model is so compatible with social media is because it enables the service to be free, which makes it much more plausible that your friends are on the platform. Introducing even the slightest barrier to entry—much less a several hundred dollar one—makes it much less likely that a multiplayer experience is even possible.

Bad ideas build momentum for good work

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