The _why is gone.

August 20th, 2009

Internet eccentric and Ruby patron why the lucky stiff has apparently vanished, along with the sum of his work. It’s a damn shame. I’ve never coded a line of Ruby but he was the kind of programmer the world needs more of.

“when you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create.” – _why

That quote is gone too, since his twitter account is gone.

EDIT: Here’s some more. The last ones are pretty recent, and give some indication as to what happened.

“if you program and want any longevity to your work, make a game. all else recycles, but people rewrite architectures to keep games alive”

“programming is rather thankless. you see your works become replaced by superior works in a year. unable to run at all in a few more.”

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