CatHerding (ThoughtStorms)

It's notoriously difficult to co-ordinate individualists (SmartDisorganizedIndividuals)

The Lisp Curse suggests that LispLanguage hackers don't get their act together to produce AGoodIDE (somewhere between original LispMachine and SmallTalk environments.

> The reason why this doesn't happen is because of the Lisp Curse. Large numbers of Lisp hackers would have to cooperate with each other. Look more closely: Large numbers of the kind of people who become Lisp hackers would have to cooperate with each other. And they would have to cooperate with each other on a design which was not already a given from the beginning. And there wouldn't be any external discipline, such as a venture capitalist or other corporate master, to keep them on track.