One of the things that's really annoying me right now is all the new 'watch movies with friends,' projects for social interaction while quarantined.

I don't have any problem with the intent, but why the fuck isn't it good enough to hop on IRC and create a private channel? Hell, half the use case of Slack could be satisfied that way and the other half with email.

Why do programmers, who typically write online jerimiands against reinventing wheels, keep reinventing wheels?

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