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Joel on Software

2000/05/12

by Joel Spolsky
Friday, May 12, 2000

Are you a Ben and Jerry's company or an Amazon company?

In Strategy Letter I, I talk about two different kinds of startups. If you don't know which one you are, you're going to make lots of mistakes and you won't even know why.

Sometimes, my kind readers resort to tricks to find out if I'm awake! Like this suggestion from Hanan. It sounds good at first, but after a minute you realize it might be a minefield.


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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