Dans l’idée de garder des traces de mes lectures, je consigne également dans mes notes quelques annotations savoureuses d’autres lecteurs.
“The first draft of anything is shit.” —Ernest Hemingway
In the absence of information, people make shit up.
With practice, things become easier and, as golfers say, the more you practise the luckier you get.
elle n’aimait pas les romans mais pouvait se passionner pour un ouvrage qui lui apprenait quelque chose sur un sujet précis. Elle affirmait que la vie était trop courte pour lire de la fiction, la réalité la dépassant amplement.
“It’s like an emergent property. Once you get a lot of people under one roof, the emergent property seems to be crap. No matter how great the people are, no matter how wonderful their individual ideas are, the net effect is shit.”
I have a document in my Dropbox titled “The Crew.” It’s a list of each person that I’ve worked with in past 20 years that I would hire if I began a startup.
At one point, Steve wanted to do all of our error messages as haikus. He would leave and we would all think, What is he smoking?
Documents don’t solve customer problems—good products do.
1. Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer’s personal itch.
while coding remains an essentially solitary activity, the really great hacks come from harnessing the attention and brainpower of entire communities.
The only way to try for ideas like that is by having lots of ideas-
When programmers are held both to an immutable feature list and a fixed drop-dead date, quality goes out the window and there is likely a colossal mess in the making.
De Marco and Lister cited research showing that this scheduling policy (“wake me up when it’s done”) produces not only the highest quality but, on average, shorter delivery times than either “realistic” or “aggressive” scheduling.