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T-shirt of the week: Think globally

As the United States enters yet another Presidential election cycle, the American media deluges us with campaign messages warning of the nation's foreign dependencies, and the importance of responsible future development with a close eye on our environment. They're talking about IDEs, right?

Think Globally Code LocallyAs the United States enters yet another Presidential election cycle, the American media deluges us with campaign messages warning of the nation's foreign dependencies, and the importance of responsible future development with a close eye on our environment.

They're talking about IDEs, right? Because, seriously, allowing global variables just leads to a namespace littered with inefficient dependencies that make future upgrade almost impossible. Thus, we have this timely t-shirt from ThinkGeek, which remind us of that stalwart truism of cleaner, smarter software design: Think globally. Code within local variable scope.

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