3. actors & data

Not praising ability ends competition Not prizing possessions ends theft The engineer architects by emptying actor’s minds and filling their needs, by limiting their scope and strengthening their resolve. The engineer helps actors lose everything they know, everything they expect, and prevents the named things from doing anything. Practice not-doing, nothing is out of order….

2. let go and persist

When everyone agrees some things are beautiful, other things become ugly. When everyone agrees some practices as good, other practices become loathsome. Yet Procedural and OO create each other. Easy tasks create the difficult. Long and short shape each other. High and low; Before and after; require lookups. The wise engineer acts without doing and advocates without advocating. things arise and the engineer lets them come; things deprecate and…

1. understanding is null

The tao that can be told isn’t the real tao The name that is given is not the real name The unnamable persists names are for things Free from the names, you feel the ethereal Captured in the names, you see processes Still, the ethereal and the process spring from the same nothing Understanding is…

0. About Tao Te Dev

A very long time ago, somewhere around the 4th to 6th centuries BC, someone wrote down some ideas. This became known as the Tao Te Ching, and Lao Tzu is credited with writing it (though I’d expect he’d never take credit for writing it). There are many, many translations of the Tao Te Ching, but they are all…