Those paperbacks are gone

I’m out of copies, so this concludes the free-paperbacks-for-bloggers program. Two side notes: A handful of the requests I received got trapped in the spam filter. I think the word FREE adds a lot of points. (This is something for Wired editor Chris Anderson to ponder as he pursues work on his new book about […]

Links for February 28th

Programmers At Work: Susan Lammers is making her excellent interviews from the 1984 book Programmers At Work available on the Web via a new blog. I wrote about a 2004 reunion event, in which many of the original interviewees participated, soon after I’d gotten the contract to do Dreaming in Code. The first interview there […]

Code mining

I wrote Dreaming in Code because I believed that, as Bjarne Stroustrup says, “our civilization is built on software.” I noticed that creating software remains stubbornly difficult in certain ways, and, despite its centrality to our civilization, our understanding of that difficulty remains deficient. But I also wanted to create a journalistic record of the […]

Dreaming in paperback

This week, the paperback edition of Dreaming in Code arrives in stores. (And of course at Amazon, too.) The official publication date is Tuesday, Feb. 26 — tomorrow. What’s the paperback like? It’s just like the hardcover — only the price is a bit lower, and there’s a new postscript bringing the Chandler story farther […]