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These ideas are repeated at least once an hour by someone else who thinks he's so clever for agreeing with them. Someone, somewhere, is blogging about it right now, possibly hoping to score some "agrees with popular idea"-points in the echo chamber that software engineering has become. "Code is meant for people", "code is communication", "write as if the next maintainer kills people who write sh*tty code", "write dumb code", "don't be clever", "in fact, don't write code, create solutions". These things have gone way past the "worth talking about" stage, past the meme stage even, and are now well into the circle-jerk and ironic-meme stage.
«While I complain of being able to see only a shadow of the past, I may be insensitive to reality as it is now, since I'm not at a stage of development where I'm capable of seeing it. A few hundred years later another traveler despairing as myself, may mourn the disappearance of what I may have seen, but failed to see.» Claude Levi-Strauss (Tristes Tropiques, 1955)