Things I've read on the internet
Readings I found interesting enough to save them for tomorrow, and to share them with you.
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ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web | The New Yorker
A better metaphor than "an overexcited autocomplete".
Work Is Work | codahale.com
What happens if we model an organisation as a parallel process? Turns out that you can identify boundaries, choke points, and suggestions on the best structure.
Scaling Engineering Teams via Writing Things Down and Sharing - aka RFCs
Writing documentation before starting a chunk of work, and getting a few pairs of eyes on it, has helped many times. It helps sharing and reasoning about both the "why" and the "how". Nice to see that it scales up!
What if you go against the trend of the heavy web, and try to minimise resource consumption? Here's a webside that shows how much (solar) power it has left, and tries to make the most of it.
The State of Agile Software in 2018
"You take the understanding out of your head and you put it into the code" — This might describe half of what I do at work.
Repeat yourself, do more than one thing, and... — programming is terrible
Building software is a process of writing, and rewriting.
The wrong abstraction
How the process of adapting code to new requirements, over time, can lead to difficult situations.
Priority Guides: A Content-First Alternative to Wireframes · An A List Apart Article
Nice to read that there is a more formal approach to me constantly asking "Ok, but what is the most important piece of information for the user?"
Legends of the Ancient Web
An intersting comparison between the history of radio, and the development of the Internet.
Idle Words - Anatomy of a moral panic
News, social media and unbundling, the recipe to create mess.