1. Craftsmanship and programming

    I woke up this morning thinking about craftsmanship and programming.

    Specifically, I think it's time to put this metaphor to bed.

    I remember advertisements for Optimized Software Solutions (later ICD) that used the metaphor of craftsmen in need of precision tools, and extrapolating that metaphor to programmers demanding better software …

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  2. Whither AT&T

    My parents have been long-time customers of AT&T. They've endured the transition from Michigan Bell to Ameritech to AT&T's final form. They've had a land-line longer than I've been alive.

    Today that all changed. Today they're now with WOW!.

    The reason is pretty simple. AT&T no longer …

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