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Joel on Software

2001/05/05

by Joel Spolsky
Saturday, May 05, 2001

Eating your own dog food is the quaint name that we in the computer industry give to the process of actually using your own product. I had forgotten how well it worked, until a month ago, I took home a build of CityDesk (thinking it was about 3 weeks from shipping) and tried to build a site with it.

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Michael buried four fishermen up to their necks in the sand on the beach at low tide for keeping their fishing spot a secret from him.


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