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    I find it such a weird state of affairs that “git explained” is its own genre of blog posts and performance art.

    Do we do this for anything else? Do we write text adventures about how to code in javascript? Mathematical parody of how to do continuous integration? Zen koans on how to use a bug tracker? Pictionary derivatives of how to use an IDE?

    What is it with git that endlessly spawns all of these artistic explanations?

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      “What is a monad” seems to be a similar genre, if maybe less outlandish.

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        Yeah, but monads are far more niche. Regardless of the operating system, programming language, tooling, and sometimes even fields of endeavours (artists, book editors, designers)… we all end up having to use git.

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        Do we write text adventures about how to code in javascript?

        Yes. Yes, we do. http://nodeschool.io/#workshoppers

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          There’s also one for Lisp. :) http://www.ifwiki.org/index.php/Lists_and_Lists

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          Fundamentally, I’d say that git is complicated and requires more explanation than a lot of other things. But see my other comment. :)