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Very nice interview !
But I found the part where the guy describes algorithms that use heuristics and fail gracefully to be pretty interesting.
There was a gal from Sun that did an interview a couple years ago (it was featured here I believe) where she talked about the next leap in programming should be basically fault-tolerant programming where everything doesn't have to be exact as it is now. Of course (IMO), this is going to take some kind of AI to go into compilers or whatever, but it was an interesting take.
I've found a Mac zealot I actually like. Good interview.
That was one grade A interview. Super interesting, and he made several excellent points.
I gotta confess it's so damn long I'll have to finish it later, but at least the first half is fantastic. This guy is really smart.
Unfortunately I never had the chance to use Delicious Library (PC User) but hey, once I put my hand on a shiny new Mac Mini (or whatever it becomes in the near future), I sure will. Looks very nice.
I second that and the "a mac zealot you can like" below
..and if you want to read more from this guy, check out:
A talk for students he gave, about why programming for the Mac is a lot smarter than programming for Windows. Fun read.
Earlier in the interview, he complains about Windows users no bothering to try the Mac because, like abuse victims, they don't trust anyone anymore.
But later, he does the same thing by always sticking with Cocoa and not even bothering to look at C# and .NET, not "trusting" that the other frameworks may be better, or at least better than what came before them.