A really excellent essay - Journal of Omnifarious
Jan. 15th, 2007
10:38 pm - A really excellent essay
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.