judgecorp writes: "MIME email attachments are 20 years old on 11 March, and we now send a trillion every day. The mountains of emails in corporate archives now contain vital information says MIME inventor Nathaniel Borenstein, which can be mined to expose conspiracies and make businesses more efficient. He also says that a one-penny tax on attachments would make him as rich as Germany — if it werent for the fact that such a charge would have killed MIME."
Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to
be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?