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Joel on Software

2000/09/29

by Joel Spolsky
Friday, September 29, 2000

This is strange.

In 1960, almost 40 years before the Internet came along, Barbra Streisand drops the "a" from her first name.

Of course, with the unusual spelling, it's much easier to find her in search engines, on Amazon, etc.

That woman has incredible foresight.


Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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