Mother Tongues and the Vietnam of Programming

Overnight links:
  • A New Scientist article reports: "...thenative language you speak may determine how your brain solves mathematical puzzles, according to a new study. Brain scans have revealed that Chinese speakers rely more on visual regions than English speakers when comparing numbers and doing sums." I wonder if it applies to programming?
  • Ted Neward on whether object/relational mapping is the Vietnam of computing. No, he doesn't mean "proudly independent with a rich cultural history". (Cmmentary from Ned Batchelder here.)
  • There's a workshop on the social side of large-scale software development in Banff in November. Oughta be interesting...