a couple important points:
1) the number of professional programmers doubles every 5 years, so at any given time half of all pro developers have less than 5 years experience.
2) 1970 is the point at which brogrammers began to outnumber the first generation (who were largely serious engineers, & designed every worthwhile idea in CS).
3) most of that first generation retired around 1995.
this is why tech is like Scarfolk, collectively reliving the 70s every 5 years.
Band name of the day: write skew
Hot take: most of the code a non-programmer end user runs should be written by that non-programmer end user, the same way most of the food a non-chef eats was cooked by that non-chef
Band name of the day: redundant and degenerate
The Lebowski Theorem of machine superintelligence https://kottke.org/18/04/the-lebowski-theorem-of-machine-superintelligence
An interesting correspondence table: http://viznut.fi/texts-en/ancient_binary_symbolism.html
Don't submit yourself to a game machine! | Countercomplex http://viznut.fi/texts-en/dont_submit_yourself_to_game_machine.html
International May Day » The Haymarket frame-up and the origins of May Day http://internationalmayday.org/the-haymarket-frame-up-and-the-origins-of-may-day/
countercomplex: Bringing magic back to technology http://viznut.fi/texts-en/magic_back_to_technology.html
Probability Theory (For Scientists and Engineers) https://betanalpha.github.io/assets/case_studies/probability_theory.html
Palantir Knows Everything About You https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-palantir-peter-thiel/
In The Mesh - Scuttlebutt, A Decentralized Alternative To Facebook https://www.inthemesh.com/archive/secure-scuttlebutt-facebook-alternative/