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Subject:  Re: OT-Bitcoin Date:  4/12/2018  11:20 AM
Author:  mungofitch Number:  270366 of 279088

Why would so many companies invest in it, if the technology is useless?

I'm not arguing the merits of bitcoin, blockchains, or other related technologies, but that's not exactly water tight reasoning.
It's pretty solid proof there is a bandwagon, though. (Bandwagons can have merit or not)

Anybody remember the seminal 1989 paper entitled "My Cat is Object Oriented?"
Readers familiar with the development of object-oriented programming will recognize the phenomenon.
As this programming paradigm became popular, people started calling all manner of things " object-
oriented " in an attempt to attract attention and approval – a state of affairs satirized by the title of the 1989 paper, " My Cat Is Object-Oriented "

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