The Life and Opinions of Joe Python, Programmer
We've been beavering away at this blog about building a blogging application for about ten months. Well, the "beavering away" probably only started four months ago - when we made our first BLOX commit to a public repository.
Very recently it dawned on us that our path was classically anticipated in a very early English language novel.
Laurence Sterne's novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
hits pretty close to home. This description is taken from the Wikipedia page Synopsis:
"As its title suggests, the book is ostensibly Tristram's narration of his life story. But it is one of the central jokes of the novel that he cannot explain anything simply, that he must make explanatory diversions to add context and colour to his tale, to the extent that Tristram's own birth is not even reached until Volume III."
The book, in several editions (including Kindle), is readily available
, as is the movie
We heartily recommend both.
While we make no claim to correlative status as exalted literature or entertainment, it's readily apparent that our chronicle of creating this BLOX project bears a striking resemblance to Sterne's melange. Also, we do aspire to some minimally worthwhile relevance and inspirational value.