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Six Colors

by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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‘Trying to sail across an ocean on a pile of accrued garbage’

Issue 20 of the iOS development magazine features an interview with Loren Brichter, creator of Tweetie and Letterpress. Brichter has fascinating things to say about why programming just isn’t good enough, and about keeping perspective in life.

Maybe it’s the Graybeard engineer in me, but the more I learn, the more terrible I think programming is. I’d love to rip everything up and start over. But you can only swim against the tide so far, so it’s sometimes satisfying to sift through the garbage and repurpose terrible technologies to make something that is slightly less terrible.

It’s definitely worth a read, even if you’re not a programmer yourself.

[via Guy English]

—Linked by Jason Snell

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