Against essential and accidental complexity

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Dan deconstructs Fred Brooks's assertions about accidental and essential complexity from No Silver Bullet in a way that only Dan can.

Files are fraught with peril

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It turns out that reading and writing to files is complicated.

Computer latency: 1977-2017

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A review of the last 30 years of computer input latency. Computers are getting faster, but latency keeps growing.