November 20, 2002

Pattern snobs?

Ted Neward has a nice rebuttal to Alan Williamson’s patterns complaints. I thought the original article was setting up a straw man – yeah, there are patterns snobs, but these same people will probably be snobs no matter what their interest. As I get older I get more fond of the Larry Wall quote:

I do quarrel with logic that says, "Stupid people are associated with X, therefore X is stupid." Stupid people are associated with everything.

If you view enough pages on this site it will eventually appear at the bottom :-)

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