> You need to do some research on psychology. You really need to beTo me, a person is defined in large parts by their likes and dislikes.
> looking at the person and their ability, not at the fact they strongly
> dislike Bovril and have a passion for Sushi.
It reflects their view on the world and in turn their cultural fit in
an organization. Some preferences are more relevant than others, so
while sharing food preferences would perhaps make it easier to gel for
lunch breaks, your choice of computing environment tells me something
about your approach to software development.
For the type of applications 37signals (and others in the same sphere)
The mash of shared values, aspirations, and appreciations creates a
As such, I'm a bit surprised by the apparent controversial nature of
While raw programming talent most certainly is an important facet of
> Rails will be bigger and better with a strong Windows community. AsI heartily welcome a strong Windows community on Rails. In part because
> will any other OSS. Given you claim there is a political stance in
> your choice, your choice is actively working against the widest
> possible adoption of OSS.
I see getting on Rails as a great way of in turn getting people onto OS
X/'nix. Just as I see getting on Rails as an introduction to Ruby.
And while being on Windows doesn't help your chances getting a job at
In other words, to use or contribute to Rails doesn't require as close
As an example of good fit, I don't think it's a surprise that pretty
> For some, most appropriate may include a quasi-political stance, whichOh, I know they don't. The market share of the predominate OS in the
> seems to be your case. Don't make the mistake that everyone makes
> software decisions on those lines.
world hasn't eluded me :). I am saying that I have a much harder time
relating to (and in some cases understanding) people who choose that
> Final comment. Why didn't you write something intelligible like theThe conclusions you choose to draw from a handful of paragraphs in a
> posting you made here rather than the stuff on the blog that caused
> this bother?
blog posting are your own. But okay, I concede that a longer posting
not written at 4:22 AM would have had a larger chance of explaining my
position in full. I don't know if it would have caused less of a stir,
but perhaps there would have been fewer questions about motives.
I also readily concede the provocative nature of the posting. I believe
And there's nothing like a spring cleansing :). Just as the
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