Reference #37: An Elegant Puzzle
Specifically referring to software, systems survive one order of magnitude growth. For a system whose traffic doubles every 6 months, you will need to rewrite or reimplement it every 1.5 years.
These rewrites are followed by a migration, which must be handled well lest the whole organisation is negatively impacted by the rewrite.
Larson. An Elegant Puzzle, 2019. (47)RSS