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Monkeys!
cananian
Dilinger pointed me at an amusing anecdote about monkeys leading off an essay about Python 3.0 (you can skip the Python parts if you're not interested in that stuff). I wonder to what degree some of OLPC's long-running software gun battles are over monkey-and-the-fire-hose sort of stuff. Since I imagine myself on the "good guys" side most of the time (part of having healthy self respect, etc) I like to think of some of the objections I hear to proposed refactorings as being "attacked by the old monkeys" -- but, to be honest, I'm sure there are large parts of Sugar which I like which are just "how it's always been done", and I'm probably as guilty of being an "old monkey" as others.

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