Back when I invested, a diverse portfolio was indeed useful – and fun. I got to look into unexpected places and learned a lot about investment vehicles and the goings on in different parts of the planet — what was the up and coming programming communities in Brazil and the growing investment opportunties in SubSaharan African continent – and this was about 20 years ago. Did well having a diverse portfolio, including things I didn’t ethically care for (natural gas but it was a transport company which I could justify ethnically). Computers around the world are synchronized within a few seconds of each other by the beat of common clocks. Even if the times are set differently or incorrectly, the “beat” of time is within tolerances. If the tempo was too different, no pseudo “real-time” online multiplayer games would be possible as the tolerances are small (players can only tolerate controller response diversity of about 50ms without noticing and will play slightly longer lag times as well), although store-and-forward communication such as facebook would be fine. I want to understand what Ian Willis is specifically talking about but it is vague at present. I can only guess.

 Back when I invested,
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Kids make hierarchies of things. Scratch is considered elementary school, regular middle school kids still use Scratch but the “real programmer” kids are coding using LUA in Roblox or learning Python and dreaming about learning C++, which is considered the “real language” of programming by many of the younger set. It’s all Coke vs Pepsi stuff really as all programming languages have tradeoffs but like any field there’s elitism and it’s not uncommon.

Kids make hierarchies of
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Goto get a moment in the sun. as the central themes shift within the changing clusters as I add to this, seeing my favorite Goto, ever maligned, getting a moment in the spotlight in the middle of such concepts as Church-Turing thesis, Homeostasis, and Truth, is nice. I haven’t added too much relating to “good programming _style_” but I _did_ connect the aesthetic of pseudocode (because the connection existed in Wikipedia already as these all do). I’m creating a subset of all that that reflects my way of thinking. Enjoy your moment Goto.

Goto get a moment
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