I think this is a pretty disrespectful, dishonest take. There are so many wonderful, thoughtful people in the OSS world who have helped build some remarkable tools. You're trashing their efforts in an offhand comment, and it undermines your point.
Ryan Dahl himself regrets a lot about Node.js, including the issues around the node_modules directory and iirc he even apologizes for it in this talk:
I've don't think there is any disrespect going on and I don't think trashing a solution is a transitive operation in regards to it's users. I'm very sure those wonderful people hate the node_modules melarky too, OR they have a higher tolerance for complexity, better at ignoring details OR they are rich enough to have a great computer with a fast internet connection, so they are impacted less by all this craziness...
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