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Monthly Archives: January 2003

I knew it wasn’t all puppies and rainbows!

[Joel on Software][1], “[Local Optimization, or, The Trouble with Dell][2]” > Unfortunately, the dirty little secret about Dell is that all they have > really done is push the pain of inventory up to their suppliers and down > to their customers. Their suppliers end up building big warehouses right > next to the Dell […]

Platform Futures

On Windows, many developers seem to want to run as fast as possible away from Microsoft Visual C++ and embrace Microsoft’s C# and .NET platform for new development. Most Windows developers that I’ve seen seem downright enthusiastic about these technologies. It’s disconcerting; I’m not used to seeing Windows developers (or users) be enthusiastic about their […]