Have Developers Gotten Fat And Lazy?
There was a time when software engineers would spend months constructing highly efficient code in machine language, carefully watching every byte used. Nothing was left to waste. The difficulty in debugging, or even programming computers, was so burdensome that developers would agonize over every line of code searching for flaws long before it was ever actually executed on a computer. This was an age when most applications would run, error free, the first time.