Re: Re: [ljc] Programmer Anarchy

From: Russel Winder
Sent on: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 3:58 PM
On Mon, 2012-12-24 at 10:39 -0500, @sleepyfox wrote:
> With the greatest of respect Trish, if we apply your logic then we
> shouldn't be using the term 'Agile' anymore, or any computing term
> which is also a dictionary word but that has different shades of
> meaning (or wholly different meaning) when used in context of
> computing. 

Consider "concurrency", the computing meaning is extremely different to
the real world meaning.

> "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it
> has taken place." -- George Bernard Shaw

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, "it
means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less." (Through
the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll)

Or put another way a language is determined by common usage, the tyranny
of the masses ;-)

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