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Thursday, December 12, 2002

Joel's written a good article on the value of experience in programming. Book knowledge and actual know-how are really, really different.

On another note, a thorough article by a published author (Tim O'Reilly) on what piracy means to him:

  1. Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy.
  2. Piracy is progressive taxation
  3. Customers want to do the right thing, if they can.
  4. Shoplifting is a bigger threat than piracy.
  5. File sharing networks don't threaten book, music, or film publishing. They threaten existing publishers.
  6. "Free" is eventually replaced by a higher-quality paid service
  7. There's more than one way to do it.

I don't participate in file sharing, whether online, with CDs, or email, but I would if I could, for many of the same reasons Tim has outlined.


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