TITLE: A Homeric Take on the Power of Programming AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: April 28, 2016 4:12 PM DESC: ----- BODY:
By participating in history instead of standing by to watch we shall at least be able to enjoy the present. ... You should read your Homer. Gods who manipulate the course of destiny are no more likely to achieve their private ambitions than are men who suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune; but gods have much more fun!
If we are to be thwarted in our ambitions, let us at least enjoy the striving. Writing code is one way to strive bigger. ~~~~~ From We Are As Gods, the iconic piece in the The Whole Earth Catalog that gave us the line, "We are as gods and might as well get good at it" -- misremembered, but improved in the misremembering. -----