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History and Culture

Repositories

  • Portland Pattern Repository, the Wiki Wiki Webopen in new window the first wiki, originally in support of the then new agile methodology, it expanded to many topics of interest with more than a decade of various programmers swinging by to add their two cents to the various topics found within
  • The Jargon Fileopen in new window an early piece of work that ended up in esr's hands by the early 90s. some have claimed he 'unix-ized' it from its LISP origins, and may have wholesale created a term or two, but it remains interesting as an early source of programmer lexicon
  • textfiles dot comopen in new window if you missed your change to peruse the BBS sites of the 80s, this has a great repository of the kinds of things you would find there, for better and for worse

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