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Jan. 15th, 2007

10:38 pm - A really excellent essay

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In the Beginning was the Command Line is an excellent essay that I tend to encourage all of my friends to read. In fact, I tend to read bits of it out loud to them.

It is not completely true, and parts of it are dated. But it combines humor, metaphor and careful explanations in a way that's very informative and entertaining at the same time.

It is available in book form from Amazon.

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From:pphaneuf
Date:January 16th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
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Stay away from my house, you freak!
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 16th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
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*laugh* That was a line I liked too. And it was (and still sort of is) so accurate. :-)

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From:pphaneuf
Date:January 16th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
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Hehe! I have the book around, on sort of perma-lend to various people, on a rotation or something... :-)

If you drop by Europe, you'll have to visit, by the way! I provide crashing space...
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From:omnifarious' OpenID account [omnifarious.org]
Date:January 16th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
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I should someday. :-) I have professional reasons to, and I've always meant to visit anyway.

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From:pphaneuf
Date:January 16th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
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I'm right over here!
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From:akashayi
Date:January 16th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
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But...but the house parties are the best part of owning a tank. ;_;

That line is still cracking me up.
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From:pphaneuf
Date:January 16th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Indeed! A number of times I've said this line, and everyone just turned around at me like I was nuts (which I am, of course).
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