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Month: December, 2013

“The Night Watch” – James Mickens

“However, the most important person in my gang will be a systems programmer. A person who can debug a device driver or a distributed system is a person who can be trusted in a Hobbesian nightmare of breathtaking scope; a systems programmer has seen the terrors of the world and understood the intrinsic horror of […]

“Close to the Machine” – Ellen Ullman

I’ve managed to stay in a perpetual state of learning only by maintaining what i think of as a posture of ignorant humility. This humility is as mandatory as arrogance. Knowing an IBM mainframe – knowing as you would a person, with all its good qualities and deficiencies, knowledge gained in years of slow anxious […]