The Death of Files
I think users understand the concept of a file quite well. I’ve never met anybody, even little children, who couldn’t grasp it. The problem isn’t files, rather it’s managing files that becomes problematic for everybody — newbie and power-user alike.
Get Ready For C# 4.0
I’ve often thought default parameters and named parameters are excellent ideas that lead to more readable and declarative code. What’s interesting is that in the comments there’s apparently quite a few who disagree. Seems everybody has different opinions on what contributes to readability…
CMAP #9: Ebooks
It’s interesting that books, like software, have such high man-hour requirements. There’s likely room here for the internet to come in and reduce costs.