A new law of Software

In homage to, JWZ’s, Law of Software Envelopment:

``Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.''

Nelson’s Law of Modern Software:

``Any sufficiently popular  program that has plug-ins or extensions (Web browser, IM, Email, etc)  becomes an operating system within itself.. and a poorly written one at that.''
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