I came across a really interesting blog entry this morning, referencing a South Park episode alongside various talks given by Alan Kay in the past 2 decades about our present day computing culture. It’s a must-read.
The culture of “air guitar”: http://tekkie.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/the-culture-of-air-guitar/
That got me thinking, the people that we all think of as the “really good programmers”, are they Jimi Hendrix
or just Thad Jarvis?
I read up on CALL/CC and DYNAMIC-WIND last week after I got my ass seriously kicked by Edwin’s terminal code. I think I’m starting to grok it now, but I’m not sure if I know how to write that code all by myself.
I sure hope this is not just more Air Guitar gesturing.