Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Jul 2013 14:06 UTC
General Development "There is a reason I use 'old' languages like J or Lush. It's not a retro affectation; I save that for my suits. These languages are designed better than modern ones. There is some survivor bias here; nobody slings PL/1 or Cobol willingly, but modern language and package designers don't seem to learn much from the masters. Modern code monkeys don't even recognize mastery; mastery is measured in dollars or number of users, which is a poor substitute for distinguishing between what is good and what is dumb. Lady Gaga made more money than Beethoven, but, like, so what?" This isn't just a thing among programmers. The entire industry is obsessed with user numbers, number of applications, and other crap that is meaningless when you consider programming to be art. When I post a new item about some small hobby operating system, the comments will be filled with negativity because it's no Windows or iOS, whereas only ten years ago, we'd have lively discussions about the implementation details. And then people wonder why that scene has died out.
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RE[5]: Oh goody
by Delgarde on Sun 28th Jul 2013 21:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Oh goody"
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Barbie Girl - Aqua

Oh god... I thought I'd purged that particular horror from my brain years ago...

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RE[6]: Oh goody
by Kochise on Mon 29th Jul 2013 06:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Oh goody"
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2006-03-03 ?

Even over 9000x better !


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RE[7]: Oh goody
by MOS6510 on Mon 29th Jul 2013 06:33 in reply to "RE[6]: Oh goody"
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A number of years ago we were on holiday in Spain. One day it was market just outside our apartment. Across the street was a stand selling music. The bastard played only 2 songs, all day, continuously, one was this song by O-zone.

After a while you tune background music out, but the way this song starts it kept attracting our attention. That's why I remember that song and not the other one.

Looking back maybe I just should have bought his demo device.

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