5 Feb 2014 mones   » (Journeyer)

Fixing partridge eggs with industrial duct tape

Human nature is hard to change. Very hard. We can talk about it for ages, but mistakes repeat again and again. In the end it's mostly by mistakes how we learn, so I doubt this could ever be changed without losing our own nature. One of these is trying to fix some social issue with a technical measure. Unfortunately, given the technical orientation of most of the developers, this appears from time in our Debian private mailing list, and yesterday I realized it's our own version of Godwin's law:

“As a social problem discussion grows longer in debian-private the probability of some developer proposing a technical solution aproaches one.”

Not discussing about this problems in debian-private would be a good start, but of course that would only change the name of the list in the above sentence ;-).

Syndicated 2014-02-05 07:53:34 from Ricardo Mones

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