Andy Singleton posted a reply to (among others) my rant on Subversion sucking. The thought experiment is pretty interesting. I'm not convinced though.

In general, I see more technological options opening up on many fronts. Version control is just one of these. While I hope people I work with move away from Subversion (so I don't need to deal with, a highly personal preference), I don't think it's going to die any time soon. I do think it's going to be more distributed in the future. Local history in Subversion 1.8 anyone?