Software Hurts The Mind

Articles that deal with the agony of a software lifestyle.

There seems to be a common thread amongst these articles... maybe I'm imagining things... they're all pretty damn interesting and well written pieces.

  1. NADD - Nerd Attention Deficit Disorder

    "I need rapid fire content delivery in short, clever, punch phrases"

  2. Why Good Programmers Are Lazy and Dumb

    "A lazy programmer will avoid writing ... repetitive code. ... It's best for the programmer to give up early and admit that it's always him and never the compiler who's at fault."

  3. Email destroys the mind faster than marijuana - study

    "Email users suffered a 10 per cent drop in IQ scores, more than twice the fall recorded by marijuana users"

  4. Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia

    "People lie... People are lazy... People are stupid."

  5. The Cognitive Style of Power Point

    "PowerPoint slides don't have much information in them, and you're limited to a sequential presentation order." (summary via tim kraft's amazon review)

  6. PowerPoint Remix

    "PowerPoint is standard... ...but bad. "

  7. Why Specs Matter

    "Most developers are morons and the rest are assholes"

  8. Worse is better

    "The programmer is conditioned to sacrifice some safety, convenience and hassle to get good performance and modest resource use"

  9. Does Visual Studio Rot the Mind?

    "To get IntelliSense to work right ... you must write your code linearly from beginning to end � just as if you were using that old DOS line editor, EDLIN"


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