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· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · September
· · · · 20 (1 entry)

Office Source Code · I’ve been try­ing to think of some­thing in­tel­li­gent and new to say about Microsoft’s re­cent Of­fice source code ma­neu­ver, but Si­mon Phipps took care of it. Any­how, when it comes to Of­fice soft­ware, I’m less in­ter­est­ed in its code (source or ob­jec­t) which should be dis­pos­able and re­place­able, than I am in its out­put. Some call them “office documents”; I pre­fer “intellectual heritage”, “racial memory”, “crystallized thought”, “priceless treasure”, that kind of thing. They need to be tak­en care of bet­ter than they are, I think, and oth­ers agree.
 
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