Toolkits for the Mind James Somers - MIT Technology Review The Majestic Monolith David Heinemeier Hansson - Signal v. Noise — Medium
Languages, both artificial and natural, define how you think. Since I speak three natural languages, and I am trying to learn a fourth, it is somewhat strange how fixated I am on refining one, and only one, programming language. This article might have some clues as to why.
It would be amazing if DHH could back this up with more than a sample of n=1. How much of their success is the monolith, and how much is the culture, process, and care that Basecamp has refined over the years?