Eric Lloyd (where are you?) summed up the link between code cruft and developer turnover in his comment on the thread Is 4-5 years the “Midlife Crisis” for a programming career? - Programmers
"Lather. Rant. Repent."
How many organizations get this? How many can see past the sunk cost of ancient code and infrastructure to realize when it's time to update?
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