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Joel on Software

2000/08/07

by Joel Spolsky
Monday, August 07, 2000

In Strategy Letter I, I wrote:

If you're going into a market with no existing competition, lock-in, and network effects, you better use the Amazon model, or you're going the way of Wordsworth.com, which started two years before Amazon, and nobody's ever heard of them.

I was happy to hear back from Sanj Kharbanda over at Wordsworth, who wrote:

Thanks for noticing us!

Read all about it: Wordsworth Responds

While we're on the topic of bookstores, my friend Jill McFarlane is opening a small bookstore and has created a weblog about it.


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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