an infinite number of small reversible steps

Stefano Mazzocchi's email overfloweth with quotable wisdom:

'It's exactly like thermodynamics, where a infinite number of small reversible steps is more efficient than a small number of big but not-reversible steps.'

'...good ideas and bad code build communities, the other three combinations do not. This is extremely hard to understand, it's probably the most counter-intuitive thing about open source dynamics.'

Tuesday, January 14, 2003 | Permalink | Filed in Philosophy


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