many people defy it. (It’s attributed to
Gandhi</a>.) Most people I know
-don’t seem to have time for anything. They are crowded with responsiblities.
+don’t seem to have time for anything. They are crowded with responsiblities.
“We’re too busy”, they say.
Such persons are the worst. They may be pretty good at what they do, but
they’ll never get better, and will maintain their code in a language that will
-become deprecated and then have to learn something new after not practi
+become deprecated and then have to learn something new after not practiing
their learning skills for a long time.
There are no caveats. Either you grow or you don’t. And nothing necessitates
that you don’t grow. People in concentration camps sometimes never stopped
-growing, and often experienced spiritual or intellectual enlighten
+growing, and often experienced spiritual or intellectual enlightens.
Note that all-lowercase writing, while acceptable on the IRC (albeit I
do not write this way either) is completely frowned upon in E-mails, and
-leaves an impression of lack of professionali
ty, no time and care to press the
+leaves an impression of lack of professionali, no time and care to press the
shift key, and general disinterest. Don’t do it. Putting such improperly-written
language on the Web is even more harmful. (And often mailing lists
are archived on the Web for posterity).
Many people graduate from Computer Science degrees, hardly knowing anything
about Computer history. They are familiar with Knuth, Dijkstra and other great
-names, only througout the algorithms they have formulated, and are not familiar
+names, only througout the algorithms they have formulated, and are not familiar
with when things came to being, or why they are this way at all. There are many
good resources for learning about computer history on the Net, and you should
probably read them. Chatting on the IRC in the appropriate channels can also