I was thinking of bankruptcy last week as I heard about Kodak and then drove by the old Polaroid office being torn down in Waltham MA. In both cases a lot of people thought that the companies would be around forever, until they were not there anymore, victims of the digital camera and their own inability to adapt. I still remember running in the park behind the Polaroid plant and smelling the same smell that you would get when you opened an old two part Polaroid picture.
It is not uncommon for large software solutions to suffer the same fate, technical debt builds until the solution becomes too slow to change and then dies under a crushing load of code that was poorly written, obsolete, and undocumented code. The code becomes Bankrupt.
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