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If RCS can stand it, why can’t your system?

From: Eric Raymond <esr_at_snark.thyrsus.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 02:25:24 -0500 (EST)

I’ve written software for a lot of different reasons besides pure
utility in the past. Sometimes I’ve been making an aesthetic
statement, sometimes I’ve hacked to perpetuate a tribal in-joke, and
at least once I have written a substantial piece of code exactly
because the domain experts solemnly swore that job was impossible to
automate (wrong, bwahahaha).

Here’s a new one. Today I released a program that is ugly and only
marginally useful, but specifically designed to shame other hackers
into doing the right thing.

The rest at <http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=2762>.

-- 
		Eric S. Raymond
No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people.  The possession
of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. 
        -- "Political Disquisitions", a British republican tract of 1774-1775
Received on 2010-11-25 08:25:59 CET

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