Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The Updated Command Line

Some years ago, when he wasn't writing novels about Isaac Newton and company, Neal Stephenson wrote an article called In the Beginning Was the Command Line, an extended musing on the development of computer operating systems.

Just recently, as noted in Slashdot, Garrett Birkel posted an annotated version, with updates. Birkel's more Mac-centric than I am, but it's still a good read.