COBOL - Built to Last

In this sense, COBOL and its scapegoating show us an important aspect of high tech that few in Silicon Valley, or in government, seem to understand. Older systems have value, and constantly building new technological systems for short-term profit at the expense of existing infrastructure is not progress. In fact, it is among the most regressive paths a society can take.


@neauoire interesting article, but there are some things that it avoid to say, like that COBOL programs run only on really big and pricey mainframe systems maintained by big companies like IBM, who blackmails customers making them pay more and more to have that legacy system running. It's not about the language, it's about the infrastructure.

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