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Re: [nycpython] Gilt Groupe "Exotic Programming Languages and the Web" Event

From: Siraaj K.
Sent on: Friday, October 14, 2011 10:31 AM
On[masked]:37, hv wrote:
> +1 on 'good' CS related announcements.
> I would argue that Python was once a somewhat
> 'exotic' language; therefore, early and innovative
> language adopters might have an immediate interest
> in the announcement under discussion.
> Let's say there was a *great* announcement on machine
> vision science; would this be of interest to the list?
> To some, yes, to others, no. (of course, OpenCV with
> Python bindings might be cool to all....).
> It's a qualitative call, and NYC is /becoming/ an
> interesting place, CS wise, such that it would be
> a shame to preclude potentially cool CS/engineering
> events.
> Just an opinion....

While both sides of the argument make sense to my brain, my heart is siding 
with you, Hernando.

I, too, remember when Python was considered new and 'exotic', and I'm still 
very interested in new ideas besides Python, so I feel that the email in 
question provided me with value.

That said, I did first find-out about this event from the Scala list, so James' 
point is strong...

Did anyone feel that email completely wasted their time?

Siraaj Khandkar

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