I read the article.
You read the article? Holy shit, I thought people like you were extinct on slashdot. Do you know how many like you are left? I would ask if there are sufficient for a breeding population but this is slashdot after all.
I truly disagree with you. Having spent the best part of a year coding in Java and using the Java style with the open brace on the same line the best I can say is that I have gotten used to it. Code Complete has a section on indentation that recommends the Java/K&R style and it is one of the few sections I fundamentally disagree with. Later in the text there is a recommendation to comment closing braces with e.g.
I much prefer Allman style, and a little extra vertical spacing just helps code clarity - the days of needing to make the most of screen real-estate went out with the 80x24 green screens.
Every so often I receive a Google News Alert linking me to a gardening news article that makes me want to stick my finger down my throat or laugh till I drop. Today's article, by Abbie Jury, in the Taranaki Daily News of New Plymouth, New Zealand, is one of these.
Sentient plasmoids are a gas.