Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie

"the UNIX philosophy"

"Simplicity is a design decision and won't happen without constant attention to detail and the right technology choices. Remember less is more and the key to any code is readability and reusability. If you feel unhappy and confused by feature-rich over-engineered complex products and tooling remember tooling is a means to an end not a goal in itself. My favourite tools such as git, curl, wget, ansible all embody the UNIX open systems philosophy. Nothing has changed so as always watch out for the big global IT corporations playing the open source, open system card while at the same time chasing market dominance and locking you into their solutions and world view" (Robert D. McDonnell 2018) 



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