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Re: [ljc] Programmer Anarchy

From: kingsley O.
Sent on: Friday, December 28, 2012 11:24 AM
I found the concept fascinating..Smile  “Anarchy” essentially means a lack of control..; from the developers pov this could also mean a  total freedom..  I think its an innovative concept and do not necessarily agree that it might be seen as negative.. at least not anymore negative than “hackerthon” or “stonehack”.
 
I think an LJC event next year would probably be a good idea.
 
Sent: Thursday, December 27,[masked]:13 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [ljc] Programmer Anarchy
 
Russell has expressed, way better than I could, exactly what I was going to say.

It seems this has turned into an argument about how people perceive a word and unfortunately this is a word, "Anarchy", that I would say (with no proof what so ever) most people consider to be very negative. This would then cause them to instantly have a negative feeling towards this new management paradigm.

Lets take a nice contrived parallel example, what if there was a new paradigm called "Programer Socialism". I would think that something with that name would be accepted quite positively in the majority of development teams throughout the world. Except of course in the U.S where it would produce quite a different reaction :)


On 27 December[masked]:56, Russel Winder <[address removed]> wrote:
On Mon,[masked] 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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