Tell me if this story sounds familiar. At your company, there is The Tool. Everyone is required to use The Tool. It is the central information hub for the entire company. Or at least it was supposed to be. In practice, it is where information goes to die.
After installing the latest *env utility, I decided to stop and count how many of these things have accumulated in my shell.
Inspired by a recent article comparing the number of system calls at start made by various compilers, I decided to do the same with my Clojure start-time experiments.
I’ve heard the phrase “where information / knowledge goes to die” applied to a variety of targets: email, wikis, various software products, even governments. But I wasn’t sure where it originated.