A sea the color of lead, a sky the color of smoke
My name’s Edwin Watkeys. I'm a philosopher of computational aesthetics. The most important lesson ever taught to me is that wishful thinking is among the programmer's most powerful tools. This is true regardless of whether you're twiddling bits in C or assembly or writing macros in Scheme.
- “Why Java (and almost every other programming language) sucks”
- “Christmas Eve Clojure macros”
- Bits, Books, and Bikes
I write most of my code behind closed doors at ActionX, where I am C.T.O.
A procedure is an abstraction that works on abstraction. No medium invites contemplation as does the procedure. The programmer pursues correctness, concision, and beauty in a medium that few others can rival.