[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
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