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bos at serpentine.com
Fri Mar 21 23:35:55 CDT 2008
Jim Blandy wrote:
> I guess Dijkstra falls in the Paul Graham camp: people who write so
> clearly and precisely and wittily that one is always in danger of
> believing things they've written that just aren't so.
At heart, they share the same conviction: their fellow travelers are
both better groomed and more intelligent than the average. Meanwhile,
everyone else is somehow greyer, more limp of foot, and smells a bit of
damp bread. This is not the sort of gulf one might want to chance
crossing, or even to look across lest one turn to salt.
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