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Subject[OT]: Brooks and the kernel wiki

Alexander also makes a simple wrong assumption in his comparison of
software and hypertext documents: Software must be logically
consistent and its writers highly inter-co-ordinated or it simply
won't work; a rough and non-linear post-modern web-accessible document
has no such internal communication requirement. When you write a
screenplay like this, you get 3 academy award nominations; when you
write software like this, you get a cubicle in Redmond.

Oh, yes, I totally agree that it would be very nice to have tight
coherence throughout the document, but it is not strictly required.

Best regards.

"The only thing that is not art is inattention." - Marcel Duchamp

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