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

Colin Paul Adams colin at colina.demon.co.uk
Fri Mar 20 06:19:15 EDT 2009

>>>>> "Neil" == Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com> writes:

    >>> 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.

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

I agree too.

I only voted because one entry stood out above all the others in my
eyes (Conal's).
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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