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Joel On Pictures

For some reason, Joel decided to put Arabic pictures on http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/PickingShipDate.html .

Any reason?

Strange...

Baruch
Friday, April 12, 2002

Because of Joel's heritage? Because Joel is an amateur photographer? ( http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000203.html )

I still don't know what Joel's pictures have to do with his articles. Doesn't the Joeltest article have a deer in it somewhere (or was that the painless software schedules).

Is this the first time you're noticing?

Mark W
Friday, April 12, 2002

I just got back from a trip to Israel. Those pictures were taken in the Old City of Jerusalem last week.

Joel Spolsky
Friday, April 12, 2002

So - what's the one with the shelving? Can't quite make it out...

I'd guess at a shop selling spices or something? [Something that needs lots of sorting?]

Or something really obvious and I just haven't had enough caffeine yet...

Katie Lucas
Friday, April 12, 2002

Joel is a big fan of Philip Greenspun and has modeled some of his site on Philip Greenspun's site. Greenspun, like Joel, is an amatuer photographer and includes unrelated photographs of animals, buildings, etc. in his online articles.

See:
http://www.arsdigita.com/books/panda/community

for example.

Joel's little homage to Greenspun is one of several things that makes joelonsoftware quirky and appealing.

Michael
Tuesday, April 16, 2002

One big difference between Joel and Greenspun is that Philip's photos are usually well composed,  relevant to the writing, and in focus.

arsdigitan
Sunday, April 21, 2002

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