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14 Post author: jsalvatier 13 May 2017 08:02PM

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Comment author: RomeoStevens 14 May 2017 08:12:24AM 5 points [-]

Ontology lock in. If you have nice stuff built on top of something you'll demand proof commensurate with the value of those things when someone questions the base layer even if those things built on top could be supported by alternative base layers. S1 is cautious about this, which is reasonable. Our environment is much safer for experimentation than it used to be.

Comment author: jsalvatier 14 May 2017 08:32:37AM *  1 point [-]

Great description. Yes, I think that's exactly why people are reluctant to see other people's points.