November 23, 2008
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)
The Economist: Can the can
The idea that graffiti-spraying and other forms of low-level delinquency promote further bad behaviour has now been tested experimentally.
It's a pretty interesting study, and I really like how they did their experiments. I sort of wonder if this could also be applied to code as well?