Packy McCormick has written an excellent piece around the quote,
“Any sufficiently advanced
technology is indistinguishable from magic,” based on Adobe’s acquisition of Figma. Figma was certainly magical when it came out. I remember the magic feeling of multiple arrows drawing shapes together in Figma 6 years ago, which certainly felt indistinguishable from magic. McCormick also writes about the same feeling when Spotify launched, where you suddenly could stream music.
He also argues that the magic of Figma would have degraded anyway, no matter if Adobe bought Figma or not:
It’s the Magical Startup Circle of Life. A startup, if it’s lucky, creates magic, turns that magic into dollars, and transitions to life as a successful Big Muggle Company, capable of enormous profits and power but no longer able to conjure magic. Then a new Magician comes along, using sufficiently advanced technology to build something indistinguishable from magic, and uses that magic as a wedge to challenge the Big Muggle Company.