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The Open Laboratory

Collections of essays have been around since Montaigne --- my copy of Orwell's is practically falling apart from repeated use. Collecting blog postings is a ...
January 16, 2007

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