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JOS Selected Essays

Now I read JOS a lot.  But I can not remember anyone ever mentioning this.  I do remember that someone suggested at one point that Joel should put his essay's into a book, and I've often though about it, but here it is!

When's it going to be published Joel!  And can I get an advanced reader's copy!?

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

Oh yes Joel, your Software Eminence, can I get an autographed copy of your book?! If I don't, I swear I'll just die!!


Sufferin' Sycophant
Tuesday, March 9, 2004

I wouldn't mind a bound copy myself...

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

Am I the only one that was killed by the marketing spiel ....

"His extraordinary writing skills, technical knowledge, and caustic wit have made him a programming guru. "

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Has it not become like wallpaper... we know it's there but does anyone really pay it any mind?

Special Ed
Wednesday, March 10, 2004

"This log has become infamous among the programming world"

Can somoene please clear my confusion? (I'm not a native english speaker). Isn't "infamous" a bad thing? I've seen the word many times used in places in which it must be intended as something positive...

Monday, March 15, 2004

> Isn't "infamous" a bad thing?

Yes it's bad. says "disgraceful, having a reputation of the worst kind".

I guess the reviewer thought it meant "controversial" or something.

I read the review but didn't notice that; I was parsing the review as "advertising: skip to next...".

Christopher Wells
Monday, March 15, 2004

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