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Monday, November 6, 2017

The Zen of Bolshevism

The Zen of Bolshevism, and Baseball

Beautiful is better than ugly.
Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Flat is better than nested.
Sparse is better than dense.
At the Plate, yr time to shine
In the field, part of the team.
Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.
Throw foul play out of the game
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
IN the face of ambiguity's absence, be on guard for the trap.
There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're from Brooklyn.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
If it's hard to explain, it's a bad idea.
If it's easy to explain, it might be a good idea.
The Namespace of Revolution -- is Not Revolution.