- Technologies that seem silly can become unexpectedly powerful
- Sometimes a tool is still waiting for its problem
- Iteration can make dumb tools become good ones
- “Open” usually wins over “closed”
As an easter egg, Thompson includes an “ouroboros of publishing” with a QR Code linking back to the actual article where the code is found. I remember doing something similar on Twitter in my early days. Thinking I was somehow clever or funny, I made my profile picture a QR Code linking back to my Twitter profile. However, when someone point out the effort they had to go through in scanning it, I soon changed it. The things we do sometimes I guess.