My favourite famous programmer...

... if such a thing is a reasonable thing to have an opinion about... jwz.

Why? Because he quit programming to go do something way cooler. Because his writing about code mainly consists of him bemoaning the state of libraries and platforms that seemed entirely sensible choices at the start. Which is largely my experience too.

He cares about things just working, and being sane, and it seems to physically pain him how much shit you have to wade through sometimes.

I'm just saying I can empathize currently.

21 October 2010