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Archive for January, 2009
Monoculture crosses my desk

It’s been a while since I read Dan et al’s original paper CyberInSecurity: The Cost of Monopoly. For whatever reason it’s crossed my desk again, but mostly because of Dan’s followup Monoculture on the Back of the Envelope. To me the original paper was crucial for people to comprehend the issues that arise when a […]

Shepherding Code

I don’t understand why we’re still shepherding our software through the CPU. Machines are so fast we should be focusing on the software, the experience. Instead, I watch as software gets bigger and bigger, more and more cumbersome. More difficult to understand. When I started coding 30 years ago we had to write tight code […]

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