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I think one metaphor accurately reflects the way software is built in the real world: flail around randomly and pray you succeed by force of pure dumb luck. Sometimes it even works. Not very often, but just enough to confuse people who should know better into thinking they're smart, when what they really were is lucky.

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   |  Editing tips

posted at 11:46 AM | | [1] |

Peter Cooper has some tips for reducing the size of your text by about two-thirds to substantially improve it and "make it shine."

Apropo of our previous discussion of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style.

Via Gordon Meyer.

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