Think of it this way: We have a screwdriver. it’s great at getting screws in to wood. Then we realise we also want to put nails in, and as such we use the blunt end to pound in nails whenever we need to. Over time someone comes up with a screwdriver with a larger flat end on the blunt side so that it’s easier to get nails in to wood. it works, but it’s not particularly efficient. Some people learn that you can add a handle on to the modified screwdriver to better work with nails, but the adaptation never goes any further. Now we have screwdrivers produced with handles with a flat end and a culture of people saying “if you want to use nails, here’s how you can build a handle that helps. Oh, and here’s how you can modify the screwdriver bit to be able to pull out nails if they go in the wrong way.” Lot’s of people are perfectly ok, there’s fun being had, but some people say “I really only work with nails, but the best I’ve got is this screwdriver – and- handle extender mechanism, so I guess I’ll make do.”
Someone along the way starts making hammers. All the people who have been using the screwdrivers start protesting “But you can’t get a screw in to the wood with that thing! what the hey?” To which this new person, Bob let’s say, shrugs his shoulders and says “So? I never wanted to deal with screws anyway.” Some people say “Hey, that’s true, I’m not going to do that anymore. And I’ve been having trouble with these nuts and bolts as well, maybe we can make something that helps with that rather than dealing with just a screwdriver and my fingers.”
I can’t really extend this any further, because… well, this is where it got really weird. Lots of people got invested and upset and shouty from all sides, and next thing you know we’re in the middle of a full on cultural cataclysm, and it doesn’t really make a
lot of sense in terms of the metaphor. But what do we think up to that point? Does that sounds somewhat right, sans the emotional upheaval?