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Re: Re: lilypond & wikipedia

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: Re: lilypond & wikipedia
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 23:52:59 +0800
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On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:22:54PM -0300, Helder Geovane Gomes de Lima wrote:
> 2009/4/22 Graham Percival <address@hidden>:
> > As I always say, lilypond can do it if there's enough interest.
> > If there's real, honest, interest in lilypond-in-a-wiki, then
> > somebody will step forwards to work on the issues.
> As I said, there is lots of collaborators of the Wikimedia projects
> that would this  to be enabled at projects where they contribute...
> But the really interested are not usually programmers, and can just
> "wait" for it...

BS.  Programmers are made, not born.  We're not genetically
superior to non-programmers.  Plenty of non-progammers --
including composers (specifically electroacoustic, interactive
arts, and installation artists) -- learn how to program.

When you say "oh, I'm not a programmer, I can just sit around and
wait for it", what you're really saying is "I can't be bothered to
learn how to do it."

Which is totally fine.  There's tons of things that I can't be
bothered to learn.  I mean, if I could wave a magic wand and learn
how to use the emacs text editor, I wouldn't get into so many
fights.  But I don't /really/ want to learn... I mean, I'm not
willing to even spend ten minutes reading a tutorial.

But *DO* *NOT* claim that you cannot do something because you're
not a "programmer".  You're alive, so you can learn.  When you
stop learning, you're dead.

- Graham

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