[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Logo write-in candidate

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 06:14:45 EDT 2009

>> semi-rant warning:
>> This whole badge/logo business seems to me to be an excellent example
>> of Parkinson's law of triviality (choosing the colour of the
>> bikeshed). We have a large (too large) number of variations on
>> relatively few themes and a really sophisticated voting system, but
>> no very clear idea of what they're for and no explanation (such as my
>> "of type Haskell"
>> above) of why the candidates are the way they are.
>> I didn't join in much to the earlier discussion because I thought
>> things would work out to something sensible in the end, but it
>> doesn't look like that happened. Work out what the problem is before
>> putting the solution up for election!
> I agree with this. I have voted, but as with many others I found the
> process very cumbersome, and I don't think it really expresses my
> opinions
> properly. I'm concerned that this process may well end up producing a
> outcome that's worse than the current situation but will have some aura
> of legitimacy because of the vote.

I totally agree. I haven't voted, because if I had an hour to spare
I'd much rather spend the time actually writing Haskell. I can't rank
100's of logos, realistically anything more than about 10 and I don't
have a chance of even figuring out which is my favourite.



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