Why configuration is so complicated

Ben and Ryan explore why configuration is so complicated, the right to repair, the best programming languages for beginners, how AI is grading exams in Texas, Automattic’s $125M acquisition of Beeper, and why a major US city’s train system still relies on floppy disks. Plus: The unique challenge of keeping up with a field that’s changing as rapidly as GenAI.

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Why can’t configuration be made simple?

Apple is making it easier for users to repair their iPhones with used parts.

Texas is swapping human graders for AI.

Automattic (owner of WordPress) is acquiring Beeper for $125M.

Silicon Valley or not, San Francisco’s train system still uses floppy disks. But don’t worry, an upgrade is coming—in 2030.

Shoutout to Bite code, who earned a Stellar Question badge with How do I change the URI (URL) for a remote Git repository?.


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