Bradley M. Kuhn

You should consider the fact that your project isn't changing the face of computing

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If you start a technical talk with the sentence that the technology you working on "changes the way we're all thinking about computing", then you are (a) believing your own hype and (b) shouldn't be believed or trusted as a technical expert.

Very little has changed fundamentally about computing in many decades. The details change, platforms change, but there are two ways to do computing: you do it on a machine in front of you or you do it on a machine on some network, and you have connections between the two.

The rest is details. Yes, we've invented ways to do the details better, or worse, as the case may be.

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Yep, that kind of sentence is a real warning sign xD

JanKusanagi @i at 2015-10-27T12:38:24Z

Or (c) you are willfully lying, and treating the technical talk as a pure marketing of the worse kind.

Where is the "acclames this post loudly by hitting a spear on a shield" button?

Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2015-10-30T06:23:53Z

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>> Elena ``of Valhalla'':

“[...] Where is the "acclames this post loudly by hitting a spear on a shield" button? [...]”

There isn't one, but you can just post "AU! AU! AUUUU!!!!!" xD

JanKusanagi @i at 2015-10-30T12:49:04Z

There isn't one *yet* but once folk get the hang of extensions to ActivityStreams2.0, it should be right at the top of the to-do list

SombreKnave at 2015-10-30T18:51:58Z