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A Big Little Idea Called Legibility

Venkatesh Rao, of ribbonfarm.com, wrote about the idea of states and large organizations frequently imposing “order” on pre-existing chaotic systems, in an effort to improve https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2010/07/26/a-big-little-idea-called-legibility/.

His primary source is the book Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, in which the author, James C. Scott, describes some major social engineering ventures in history that have failed spectacularly.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Use Internal Packages to Reduce Public API Surface

An oldie, but goodie. This came up in discussion today, and wanted to link it for future reference.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Should we rebrand REST?

Interesting take by Kieran Potts on the ongoing REST discussion.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021