Dr. C. Scott Ananian (cananian) wrote,
Dr. C. Scott Ananian
cananian

Monkeys!

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.
Tags: monkeys, olpc, python
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