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<civodul>PurpleSym: great talk!
<PurpleSym>Uh, first time for me, so thanks. I didn’t like it that much, was afraid it was not technical enough for the audience.
<PurpleSym>Got the substitutes server for guix-science up and running by the way:
<civodul>i guess the audience is broader than during the physical Guix Days
<civodul>oh nice!
<civodul>so everything's in place for an introductory blog post, right? ;-)
<PurpleSym>Yeah, being online probably attracts people who would usually not come in person.
<civodul>right, and i think it's the right level for scientists interested in this sort of setup
<PurpleSym>True, except for the blog post itself, which I have to make up now :)
<civodul>which is a lot of them
<civodul>yet, a Guix hacker can see how it makes use of today's Guix mechanisms
<civodul>i wonder about "psychologists can't use the command line"
<civodul>ok i understand this is the case right now
<civodul>but i'd like to think it's not insurmountable
<PurpleSym>Sure, they certainly could learn how to use the cli, but we’ll have to teach them the basics. At least most of them.
<civodul>yeah, i think ideally we'd all work to bridge such gaps, which are mostly cultural
<civodul>i like what dustyweb did with "digital humanities"
<civodul>teaching Racket's Scribble to people working in "humanities", people who don't consider themselves as programmers/hackers/geeks
<PurpleSym>Certainly better than writing your paper/notes in MS Word or Google Docs.
<PurpleSym>One problem I see at work is that many things that we could easily automate/script are still done by hand.
<civodul>yes, this is creating a barrier between "computer-savvy" people who can automate things, and the rest of us who are not necessarily well served by computing
<civodul>anyway, this obviously goes way beyond the topic of your talk :-)
<rekado_>where can I watch the talk?
<civodul>hey rekado_! first one at
<rekado_>oh, great! Thanks!