[FoRK] great hackers
Joseph S. Barrera III
joe at barrera.org
Thu Aug 5 18:26:07 PDT 2004
Owen Byrne wrote:
> And here is another little kibitz. People who are incompetent
> generally rate themselves as "above-average." So if the uber-hacker
> exists - how would they rate themselves? I would suggest that they
> would be plagued by self-doubts and probably not rate themselves high
> at all.
Well crap! I'm so full of self-doubts, I must be brilliant!!!
P.S. Nah, that's just fucked up. Never mind. Stupid STUPID Joe...
P.S. Good fiction works that address the paradox of self-doubt:
1. Infinite Jest <http://www.smallbytes.net/~bobkat/jest1a.html>
2. Haibane Renmei <http://magazine.anipike.com/index.php?review=159>
3. The Bible (uh oh, I didn't just call the Bible "fiction", did I? ...)
P.S. I *still* think Java is one of the best languages I've seen.
Although it would be highly entertaining to see an OO Algol 68.
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