A couple of people have asked about it, and now re-reading it myself, it seems not completely without value. So I am making it accessible. (But it doesn't seem worth indexing.)
These are just some working notes, not yet even a draft.
The exercise is named for, and is currently largely based on, a paper by Butler Lampson, "Hints for Computer System Design".
The tongue-in-cheek rational for this exercise is this:
|Tired of trying to persuade folks to design systems well, I have given up and changed sides. Civilization is advancing too fast. Order 10^10 peoples' potential productivity needs to be dissipated. This requires the aggressive misdesign of systems. Here are some suggestions on how to contribute to the effort.|
The "content": work.html , notes.txt
History: 2002-Apr-11 Changed link as www.tiac.net is evacuated. 1997.Dec.23 Created this page. 1997.May/Jun Underlying work done. Only a few hours worth.