What is wrong with David Heinemeier Hansson?

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com

David Heinemeier Hansson has a history of over-reacting to feedback, and he has occasionally mistaken innocent remarks about Rails as attacks. There is something wrong in his brain, that such small incidents provoke such large responses. I wish I could still link to the parody Mark Pilgrim did, but Pilgrim has deleted everything he ever posted to the Internet, so only faint traces are left of his wit.

Someone posted a comment on Github complaining that Rails should not depend on a particular environment manager,
and Hansson launched into an over-the-top complaint about people who complain, which included this bit::

Given the futility of this behavior, it’s worth pondering why some people choose to engage in it? My pet theory is that it feels like meaningful activism in the moment. They haven’t really paid much attention to how things are run on a day-to-day basis, but here’s an opportunity to paint some signs and get on the barricades. Yeah, I’ve done my part! I’ve taken a stand! Down with.. uhm.. Turbolinks? Or was it CoffeeScript we’re protesting this week? Or Bundler? Oh fuck it, down with SOMETHING! YEAH!!!

The guy is hyper-sensitive. There are some good comments on Hacker News dissecting this.