On June 1st, 2014, the following question showed up on hacker news: "Why is 80 characters, the standard limit for code width."
You probably know what happens next. People started to post their opinions and the comments and other people started to disagree. The posts spread around the internet.
So that is going to be today's show: Let's answer this question.
It's a question about traditions and teamwork, and how preexisting idioms shape us and help us, but sometimes restrict us.
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