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The Paradox of Honor

You can use a person's honor against him only if he values honor. Only the honest man is threatened by the pointed finger. The liar is unaffected by that kind of accusation. I think it is because there is no such thing as "dishonesty". There is only honesty or it's lack. Not a thing and it's opposite, but a thing and it's absence. One or zero, not one or minus-one. One who is lacking a thing cannot be threatened at the prospect of its loss.


I think I'd like to

I think I'd like to do some Smalltalk (or Squeak) development sometime. Just for myself. It would be good for me -- like an artist going to a retreat and setting aside all notions of practicality. I know I'll never work in Squeak professionally. That's why it would be like saying to yourself, "In this now, purity of expression is all that matters. Tomorrow, I will worry about making something I can sell. Tomorrow I will design so the mediocre masses that follow me cannot corrupt it. Today, I will work for the joy I find in the work."

The burdens of responsibility leave no room for such indulgence. So I turn back to Java and C#. I'll write another Address class and deal with another session manager, and more cookies. Always with the cookies.