Reinvention

2009 January 16
by Simba

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“Those who don’t understand [Tango] are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.”

– Henry Spencer (about Unix)

I believe Miguel Angel Zotto to have said something along the same lines, that if you do not understand tango, how can you possibly improve it? I can’t seem to find the reference, though.

4 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 January 28

    One can always come up with that sort of phrase, even if the people that do re-invent tango do understand it. Some people (i’m not naming anyone) just like to see life black and white and refuse to admit that there may be shades of grey.

  2. 2009 January 28

    Thanks for your comment. Greys are so boring, add some colour!

    My point with the post was a bit more subtle than what you appear to read out of it.

  3. 2009 January 28

    or maybe I understood something different to what you wanted to say! ;o)

  4. 2009 January 28

    Ha ha! Clearly. Maybe I will have to write another post on this. I like to make some posts a bit open to interpretation, to get people thinking. But this wasn’t too successful I think. It’s a bit complicated, so we’ll see how it turns out.

    Maybe you could elaborate on what you thought I meant, or understood, (and why you mind) or it will remain loads of guesswork in both directions?

    EDIT: Added new post here.

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