One of the most frustrating things I find about working in software development is that there is a greater competitive advantage to using the same tools as everyone else even when there are better tools, when one considers their technical merits, for the task at hand. The cost of development velocity as everyone learns something new, the cost of onboarding new hires to something different, the cost of a smaller talent pool willing to learn, the cost of making mergers and acquisitions more difficult all out weigh the benefits of improved reliability, longevity, and general quality of product. For an industry that is commonly referred to as a "technology" industry, there is really very little actual motivation for innovation.

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