Re: Newbie grief

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On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contreras@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM, Michael Witten <mfwitten@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM, Rich Pixley <rich.pixley@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> In contrast, I was up and using mercurial in about a day and a half,
>>> including all of the stuff we've discussed, and all of the things I've even
>>> read about in git.  Learning mq's only took about 20 minutes.
>> Fortunately, git is based on extremely simple principles.
>> Unfortunately, git grew out of really bright people hacking stuff
>> together in order to get sh!t dun; the result is not approachably or
>> even well documented, the UI is sometimes a bit of a kludge, the API
>> is probably nonexistent, and the terminology is so loosely thrown
>> about that it's easy to forget which way is up in discussions.
>> (Note, though, that Junio has done a laudable job of keeping the
>> whole experiment going strong).
> You are a prime example of this experiment called 'life', also based
> on extremely simple principles, mostly through trial and error. Design
> is overrated :)

There is no process other than trial and error, or more precisely,
variation and selection.

Note, though, that the levels of sophistication involved with variation
and selection differ among manifestations of this process.
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