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Coding Horror: The Organism Will Do Whatever It Damn Well Pleases
Dec-01 2012 / 09:09 EST

AKA users are *NOT* lusers “@newsycombinator: The Organism Will Do What It Damn Well Pleases ”:

In the go-go world of software development, we're so consumed with learning new things, so fascinated with the procession of shiny new objects that I think we sometimes lose sight of our history. I don't mean the big era-defining successes. Everyone knows those stories. I'm talking about the things we've tried before that … didn't quite work out. The failures. The also-rans. The noble experiments. The crazy plans.

I'm all for reinventing the wheel, because it's one of the best...

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