In the nineties, I used to download every new version of the Linux kernel to compile it — it took hours! — to try out the latest features. Configurabilty, hackability, and the ability to write my own features was — after a point — more important than the features the software came with. Today, I’m much more aware of the fact that for all the freedom that my software gives me, I simply do not have the time, energy, or inclination to take advantage of that freedom to hack very often.
— Benjamin Mako Hill
I'm sure it'll just be easier to tell CERN et al to build their own
damn json-glib and put it in and be done with it. With any luck,
they'll tell us to build our own damned Higgs-Boson detector....
— Peter Lawler
(thanks to Ka-Hing Cheung)
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