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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Nothing was ever created by two men

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19559604

I am reading East of Eden and just came across this awesome prose;
Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man. Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in music, in art, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man.
Programming being a semi-art form, needs this magic too. All that process stuff, agile, tdd etc 'the good collaborations' help with the routine bits of application programming.

The real magic however requires the 'the individual mind and spirit'

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