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Reminds me of Neal Stephenson’s great essay, ”In the Beginning Was the Command Line”.

http://cristal.inria.fr/~weis/info/commandline.html




I've made an .epub of this, because I don't have time to read it yet.

If someone else wants to read that more comfortably later tonight: https://www.dropbox.com/s/143tu70gxc40qvi/In.The.Beginning.W...

_(no guarantee on the conversion quality)_


IBWCL is REQUIRED reading for anybody intending to study compsci or work with computers in any capacity. It's dated, but it explains the principles of open source, UI, and abstraction clearly and simply. These are all things that you Need to Know.




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