Why do we miss new technology waves? Two reasons that stop us from continuous learning: Getting stuck in local maxima: We make a rational choice to learn a new, efficient technology. It continues to be the best for some time – more features and fewer bugs than new technology. At some point, alternatives get good enough that newcomers are indifferent, while old-timers prefer their old techniques. Finally, new technology surpasses the old. For some time, it still makes sense to continue using the old technology – the activation energy to learn the new tools and methods does not surpass the delta in efficiency between new and old.