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By any common definition of "better" -- fewer bugs, more interoperabilty, cleaner experience -- software seems to be better today than 10 years ago, and daily getting better.

I believe some of that comes from more capable hardware. Some from more and faster Internet access. Some from robust Open Source. Some from Google. And some from StackOverflow.

Common amongst those catalysts is information availablity. Invention seems to materialize faster, and more diversely, in an information-rich atmosphere. StackOverflow is about information-interchange. But so is experts-exchange. But would the world's software be where it is today if we only had experts-exchange....

Has StackOverflow made your software better? Quanitfy. Do you believe the world's software is better (or worse) similiarly? Qualify.

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    Yeah, guess I am a Grinch. – Oded Dec 24 '13 at 14:18
  • awesome Grinchiness – user234239 Dec 24 '13 at 14:24
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    Wow! Asked and closed the same minute – user219322 Dec 24 '13 at 14:25
  • "Ho Ho Ho" Hat Ho. – Johnny Bones Dec 24 '13 at 14:26
  • @Oded On hold your horses !! – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Dec 24 '13 at 14:33
  • @Oded. Nah, I just didn't understand the intent or meaning of the discussion tag. – bishop Dec 24 '13 at 14:46
  • @Oded: Though it does seem incongruent that a subjective question about StackOverflow is held (this one) while a subjective question about programming is left open. – bishop Dec 24 '13 at 16:04
  • Not sure what you mean? The question you linked is a discussion about the suitability of a specific question to Stack Overflow (that question is actually closed and locked). – Oded Dec 24 '13 at 16:08
  • @Oded: The question I linked (which is open) was asking why a question on SO was closed. I suppose that isn't incongruent -- the title confused me. Too much eggnog too early, I suppose. Happy Holidays! – bishop Dec 24 '13 at 16:15