The Plateau

This page is a work in progress, but if you're here, I probably linked it as a quick, short-hand way to provide a definition.

The Plateau, in most of my writing refers to the current long-standing "good enough" state of many things, for most people's use cases.

It can also be used to refer to a specific moment in time, or a particular plateau, e.g. in the 1990s when many PC OEMs were still selling IBM PC XT clones, as a plateau of that hardware being good enough for many popular DOS programs.

For me, it has several applications: