A reader asks:
As I was purchasing an excessive amount of new computer books today, it suddenly occurred to me that I hadn't heard mention of "The Best Software Writing 2", though the first one came out around this time last year, I believe. I enjoyed the first book so much that I was very much hoping it would be an annual thing. Are there plans for a second one in the works?
Good question! Recently I sat down with a long list of nominations and worked through them. When I was done, I was extremely depressed to discover that there wasn't enough material for a whole new book, and what I did find was 50% Stevey. It didn't seem fair to give him half the book.
There were five problems:
In any case the bottom line is that another edition of "Best Software Writing" is not in the cards for '06. I'll revisit it next year. In the meantime, submit good articles to The Joel Reddit and keep voting over there; maybe some great stuff will float to the top.
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