Aug 28, 2023Liked by Robert Roskam

Funny but true story. I'm at a Ticket to Ride tournament (because I love strategy board games) and seated at a table with another person who turns out to be a programmer and we get to discussing programming philosophy, to which I cite The Art of UNIX Programming as a good read and very influential in my life.

And the other programmer, Eric, says, "Yeah, I wrote it."

Perhaps subliminally seeing his name tag, the book came to mind. I don't recall but I'm not sure it had his full name on the badge. It was the first book I read which said programs ought do one thing well.

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I'm not at all surprised that you'd meet that kind of a person at a board game conference. I too regularly attend such, and when people introduce themselves there, I'm amazed at the overlap between programmers and table top gaming.

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