Mankind is basically a battlefield... a dark cellar in which a well-bred spinster lady and a sex crazed monkey are forever engaged in mortal combat, the struggle being refereed by a rather nervous bank clerk. -- D. Bannister
Java and XML and CORBA and all that fancy crap have got
me down. I was pining for the days when Microsoft second-sourced
UNIX for the 286, and RDBMS's were the hottest new technology.
I found "The Xenix Chainsaw Massacre". Ah.
This crazy pages-long diatribe is a combination of
Kafka and HST with a strong jolt of Revelations thrown in. Its
message -- about the horrors of maintaining systems for morons
don't understand them and don't WANT to understand them -- is as
true today as it was in 1989. That is, not much.
But check out the XCM anyways. It's good strong
stuff for a bad weak era.