Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Platonic Love

Platonic love

You say it all when you say nothing at all.

Programming languages which have no datatypes like Javascript, assumes the type of the datatype as variable and does translation automatically. A platform like Ruby on Rails with its Active Records also denote the understanding of a database in discovery mode. So much needs to be said but it is implicitly understood.

Wordsworth's poem about Lucy is apt.

She lived among the untrodden ways

Besides the springs of dove

A maid whom there were none to praise

And very few to love.


The poet falls in love with her but does not convey this to her. Lucy dies and this is what the wayward lover has to say.

She lived unknown and few could know

When Lucy ceased to be

But she is in her grave

And oh! The difference to me.


The future of software is platonic. There will be so much of functionality packed into it, not just to inundate you with features, but less said cousins of them which I term as blocks that do not advertise themselves much but gets the job done.

Search Engines are also getting contextual. Imagine getting results the way you wanted it. So much of symbolisms and mathematics behind the scenes – the less you say it the more it is understood to be of use to someone somewhere trying to find his/her graceland in the information jungle.

Platonic – Say less, Mean more.

Or better yet.

Do not say it at all.

The choice is up to you.



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