59 • Worse is Better by Richard P. Gabriel


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Following our previous episode on Richard P. Gabriel’s Incommensurability paper, we’re back for round two with an analysis of what we’ve dubbed the Worse is Better family of thought products:

  1. The Rise of Worse Is Better by Richard P. Gabriel
  2. Worse is Better is Worse by Nickieben Bourbaki
  3. Is Worse Really Better? by Richard P. Gabriel

Next episode, we’ve got a recent work by a real up-and-comer in the field. While you may not have heard of him yet, he’s a promising young lad who’s sure to become a household name.

A graph of Clojure's relatively stable code evolution A graph of Scala's relatively chaotic code evolution