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

Peter Verswyvelen bugfact at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 13:16:55 EDT 2009

I agree...

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:14 AM, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com>wrote:

> >> 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.
> Thanks
> Neil
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