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Apr 09

English as a second language

Jeff Attwood – The Ugly American Programmer:

Advocating the adoption of English as the de-facto standard language of software development is simple pragmatism, the most virtuous of all hacker traits.

Let’s face it: If you aren’t able to read & write English in a reasonably fluent fashion, you’re in trouble – you won’t be able to participate in any discussion or project on a global scale. Plus, you’ll be late to every party – and you like the latest fad as everyone else, don’t you?

Yup, this requires some work on your behalf. Get over it and start working on it. Right now.