One completely consistent divide I’ve observed over the years: anyone who has actually managed a community knows not to feed trolls. The people who think that drawing attention to trolls is helping have never managed a community.
— Derek Powazek ? (@fraying) August 12, 2019
Educationally, one of the greatest problems in software is:
(1) people learn programming as a solo activity.
(2) the difference between N=1 programmers and even N=2 is profound.
That is, *any* coordination between individuals substantially reduces each individual's productivity.
— Brian Marick (@marick) August 7, 2019
Some will think, that's a wild cost. Having worked on big enterprises sites, that's cheap. The key points are:
1. Can they afford it: yes
2. Will their lawyers cost more than that: yes, in the first week of the trial
3. Is it the right thing: yes, which is the only reason needed https://t.co/8PH0EaW6xJ
— Stuart Langridge (@sil) August 1, 2019