Midnight Pub

The more things change


Once upon a long, long time ago - i.e. in a decade galaxy temporally far, far away - the biggest social controversy seemed to be a song called "Torn Between Two Lovers" - or so it seemed to this, then, full-head-of-haired teenager attuned to mysteriously confusing adult murmurs....


It's seems kind of coincidentally funny to me that society seems about as much as mess as most software ecosystems (admission: perhaps coding for a long time makes it an easy metaphor?). People talk about social systems (e.g. "socialism", "capitalism") the way software developers talk about code improvement methodologies (e.g. "agile"), yet doth species members generally plunge full speed ahead with said lip-service tucked crumpled and askew in a torn back pocket whilst coming down gleefully hard on the haste and/or entropy pedals.

Especially when no one's looking....

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~edisondotme wrote (thread):

I am gonna write about this somewhere else soon, but your post seemed like a good place too:

I'm almost of the opinion that having political opinions in general in [current year] is *tired*.

It doesn't matter what your political opinions are, you're always wrong anyway lol

Part of my reasoning for that is that some people think their political opinions are constituent to a personality and use it to define their persona. People will introduce themselves as being a progressive like it's their MBTI horoscope tribe or something. Ugh. You being a “progressive” is a way to describe your philosophical beliefs about government and society. Not some personality type indicator.

i.e. You are not your politics.

~littlejohn wrote (thread):

People talk about social systems (e.g. "socialism", "capitalism") the way software developers talk about code improvement methodologies (e.g. "agile")

Oooh, spot on! Me and a colleague used to joke about this *all the frickin' time*. At some point I came up with some Radio Yerevan jokes, but for agile, let me see if I can find them :-D.

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