Readings for Lunch — [ 03 Oct 2018 ]

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Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned sciencejoke (source)

PROGRAMMING

If statements should cost $10,000 each

Estimating project costs is hard. Do a project based bid… uf, it’s prone to your own optimism bias and you end up over a barrel. […]
In either situation, the likelihood that important features get cut to limit scope is high and ultimately the product suffers.

That’s why I’m proposing a third option: if-statements should cost $10,000 each.

WEB

One small step for the Web…

"Today, I believe we’ve reached a critical tipping point, and that powerful change for the better is possible — and necessary.

This is why I have, over recent years, been working with a few people at MIT and elsewhere to develop Solid, an open-source project to restore the power and agency of individuals on the web."