But it’s clear that Obama is no ideologue. He doesn’t begin with general propositions and apply them indiscriminately to every policy decision. He is, in the old-fashioned sense, more conservative than conservative ideologues like Fred Barnes.

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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Our idea was that we’d create one REPL to rule them all: a shell demo that supports several different JVM-based languages simultaneously. It was an easy decision to use GWT to build the user-interface, making the terminal interface a cinch. Once we had the basic shell framework, we then added some languages: Beanshell, Clojure, Groovy, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Scala, and Scheme.