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I 121
Software/Richard Gabriel/Shirky: In 1991 Richard Gabriel, an engineer at Sun Microsystems, wrote an essay containing a section called "Worse Is Better". He compared two programming languages, one elegant but complex, the other clumsy but simple.
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I 122
At that time, it was believed that the elegant solution would prevail. Gabriel, on the other hand, correctly predicted that the simpler language would spread faster and, as a result, more people were encouraged to improve it.


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Shirky I
Clay Shirky
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations New York 2009


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