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Microsoft slips ads into Windows 10 Mail client – then U-turns so hard, it warps fabric of reality

JohnFen Silver badge

Re: Windows Mail gets worse and worse

"I don't really quite understand why features vanish. It's not like old features increase raw materials cost or some such."

I think a lot of this comes from the "simplicity" fad that's all the rage right now, by developers who confuse "simplicity" with "eliminating features".

That said, every feature a product has does have an ongoing cost. More features mean more lines of code, and every line of code comes with an ongoing cost in terms of maintenance and increased complexity of the code base (which makes future changes more expensive to implement).

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