Yesterday, David Cramer and a bunch of other people, who may go on to teach their children how to end civilization, decided to be an ass for no particular reason other than… well, it’s what all the cool kids do. Also, if you’re not needlessly rude about other people’s work you’re not a programmer… or a man, apparently.
Mind you, these folks had no idea what that particular bit of code was for, where it was being used, how it was being used and any of the other million reasons why it exists. Granted, considering the medium of Twitter, it’s hard to be detailed on exactly why or what’s wrong with the said bit of code, but it would have been nice if he and the others bothered at the time.
Now this wouldn’t be so bad except the others, which IMO went quite a bit far and were in fact worse, have already apologized. Quite the opposite in fact, David became the Internet.
I’m sure she’s not mad people disagree with her. If David had read her post, he would have known this. This is about how you say it, not what you say.
Freedom of speech, David — I’m sure you’re thinking of right now — is not freedom from consequence of that speech. I.E. You can be an ass all you want and say things (short of unprotected speech) all day and night, however that means everyone else gets to call you an ass for being one.