Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Dan, writing a blog post about top-level programming principles within React core team:

"We want to avoid getting stuck in a local maxima".

I, cocking an eyebrow, look in Google Books. It’s frightening how often the word maxima is used there as a singular noun. Dictionaries, happily, still haven’t caught up.

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