march, 26, 2004 archives

how to be a programmer: a short, comprehensive, and personal summary looks like it has various bits of interesting and potentially useful information. (via simon willison.)

the definition of lingua franca in the glossary is misleading, though. the franca is not a reference to french. the original lingua franca was “A mixture of Italian with Proven├žal, French, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, and Turkish, formerly spoken on the eastern Mediterranean coast.”

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