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Yeah, because the scene totally needs more drama to distract us from the latest Bitcoin / Mtgox debacle...

You're probably thinking of Zed Shaw. _why just added flavor and whimsy to the community.

And, like Zed, considerable engineering prowess. Not like that matters or anything.

There's a difference between talented programming and good engineering, and _why is almost a perfect example of that. Engineering is more about discipline and maintainability than cleverness and artistic expression.

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