During the trip to Sweden I’ve had a few thoughts I thought I’d “put out there”.
The Americans really ought to raise a statue honoring Hitler. Yes, I’m (almost) serious. I don’t think USA would be as strong as it is today if it weren’t for the brain drain from Europe to America that Hitler caused. I also can’t help thinking that it’s a shame they didn’t go to Canada instead…
Haskell is a great language, the only bad thing about it is it’s strength. Recently I came across some code using HXT. Haskell allows creation of something that can almost be called mini-languages due to it allowing the programmer to create new in-fix functions. This means that in many cases Haskell forces me to read documentation on a library/toolkit before being able to even guess at the meaning of some functions. I like it and get frustrated by it at the same time
Way back in the day many countries found it necessary to separate the church and the state. Maybe we’re ready to separate the “market” and the state now? I get something dreamy in my eyes when thinking of a future where politicians don’t govern based on their own, often short-term, financial gain.