inessential by Brent Simmons


I was happy to see this white paper on the differences between Carbon and Cocoa.

There’s alot of religion on this topic; this paper is a nice antidote.

I myself like Carbon and Cocoa both. They’re both good.

I’ve often wondered about tech religion. I’ve often wondered about the kind of mind that can’t like two things, that has always to proclaim one is great and the other evil.

What’s so hard about liking two things? (Or three things or four?)

From where comes the need to make everyone think the same as you?

After spam, tech zealots are the most unpleasant thing on the Internet.

With as much irony as I can muster, I call zealots “the herd of independent thinkers.”

Every time you behead Marie Antoinette you end up with Napoleon.