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Culture clash on the platform

Posted by arnold on December 16, 2003 at 2:38 PM PST

Joel Spolsky, of href="http://www.joelonsoftware.com/">"Joel on Software" fame has posted a new essay called href="http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Biculturalism.html">"Biculturalism",
which is a review of the book href="http://www.kokogiak.com/amazon/detpage.asp?sb=s&asin=0131429019&field-keywords=art+of+unix+programming&schMod=books&type=">The
Art of Unix Programming
by Eric
S. Raymond
. (If you prefer bits to atoms, you can href="http://www.faqs.org/docs/artu/">read the whole book online for free,
Eric being a famous Open Source advocate.)

[One digression: Follow that link to the book above. You will find yourself on a great website for books:
Amazon Lite. It's Amazon without all the noisy fluff, and is where I go first now to buy books. Very sweet.]

Joel is a pretty isightful guy, and I've spent too many hours browsing his essays, and I recommend it to you as well. This review has some problems (as I note in my Artima blog), but I like it anyway.

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