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Joel on Software

2002/08/05

by Joel Spolsky
Monday, August 05, 2002

Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling on open source: "'Don't like it? Hey, just reconfigure it yourself, don't bother me!' It's the Hippie Squat Model of software architecture. 'If I want to paint the doors and floors bright blue and put the toilet right into the kitchen, why not?' It's very offensive to user sensibilities and it is as ugly as a sack full of penguin guts."

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I hadn't even noticed it, but CityDesk got mentioned in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago.


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