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The second-system effect (also known as second-system syndrome) refers to the tendency of small, elegant, and successful systems to have elephantine, feature-laden monstrosities as their successors due to inflated expectations.
- Things You Should Never Do by Joel Spolsky, about the Netscape project
- Rewriting Software, in Notes on Haskell
- Rewrites Considered Harmful? by Neil Gunton
- The Big Rewrite by Chad Fowler
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