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No Such Thing As One Program

As Craig Andera observed last March, there’s no such thing as “just one application”. Every real program is surrounded by ancillary tools to pre- and post-p...
January 14, 2007

Abstraction, Compression, and Errors

Todd Veldhuizen’s paper Software Libraries and the Limits of Reuse: Entropy, Kolmogorov Complexity, and Zipf’s Law keeps triggering insights. One is that hig...
January 12, 2007

Working for Brad on Web 3.0

The National Post is running an article about “Brad”, a Canadian entrepreneur who’s trying to turn his vision of Web 3.0 [1] into reality. As I posted a wee...
January 10, 2007