Tuesday, April 26

Tim Bray on Truth

I was poking around Tim Bray's blog just now and I came across his manifesto on Truth. Good points for a public blog that's a public face for a very large company, written by an non-anonymous (nymous?) engineer. Not as universal as he makes it out to be, though; perhaps it's appropriate in its context, but I can think of a number of situations where the kind of Truth he's talking about hurts more than it helps.

I don't know if I have a point here.

1 comment:

JeremyHussell said...

Written by an-onymous engineer?

Re the truth not always helping: it may not always help to speak the truth, but it always helps to know and accept it yourself, right?

The concept of Truth is a pretty easy one for programmers to start believing in. Possibly because in dealing with computers, even mistakenly incorrect information can really screw things up, and deliberate lies much more.