[pypy-dev] i just had the book FLOWS reccomeenmded to me

Martijn Faassen faassen at infrae.com
Thu Apr 15 17:48:39 CEST 2004

Laura Creighton wrote:
> In a message of Wed, 14 Apr 2004 11:26:53 +0200, Martijn Faassen writes:
> <lots of neat stuff I agree with>
>>I do agree with Alex's thesis that fairly uncreative activitiy is a 
>>necessary ingredient of human society in many cases. I'm glad we don't 
>>all want to be programmers working on a new software system; this way 
>>some of us can be the grunt programmers, the taxi drivers and the cooks 
>>of this world.

> If I am correct in inferring from this that you think of cooking
> as one of the 'uncreative activities' ..... shame shame shame.  I
> must cook for you some day. :-)

No, that's not a correct inference. I think cooking *can* be a creative 
activity, but I agree with Alex that often it shouldn't be. I think most 
human activities can be creative, but I usually don't prefer a creative 
taxi driver taking the scenic route. :) (of course that is not the only 
creativity a taxi driver can display, and some of this creativity may be 
useful in getting me to my destination quickly and cheaply)

I'm *always* creative when cooking, but that is because I'm unskilled. :)



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