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simon collis

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…but were afraid you’d never find…

It’s quite unbelievable. In two years Jason Scott has turned the Interet Archive’s software collection into a monster! It’s amazing. Seriously, go look!

They even have a collection of stuff for my old Philips P2000. Bless.

For about three or four days I’ve been re-reading this article on the Guardian website: “The problem with recruitment for software jobs… is you“. Not because I think it’s particularly insightful – in fact, it’s so out of touch with reality it made my blood boil.

Here’s what set me off in the first instance:

By rights, whenever I turn up to do a day’s work at this firm I should first have to beat off a massive horde of software developers desperate to work there.

Really? That’s quite a high benchmark. He goes on… Read more