I could’ve read a much longer article on this.

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Is the claim about software eating the world really as profound as it seems?

I mean, compare to the claim that written language eats the world. Since the invention of written language we've turned almost every task into one that involves written language in some way. And while that was a profound shift I'm not sure there is any insight to apply there.

Or, to put the point differently, is there anything more here than the fact that computation is cheap and useful so why wouldn't we involve it in many aspects of endeavor. Not sure it implies anything beyond that.

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