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The Dumbing-Down of Programming - Ellen Ullman writes in about her first day using Linux, and in doing so reminds us programmers why understanding is a necessity, not a luxury.

Metapad - Real developers need a fast and easy text editor that doesn't make any assumptions. If you use Notepad, try Metapad 3.0. Metapad offers more features than Notepad, without increasing load time.

Why The Future Doesn't Need Us - A profound critique of our technological world written by Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems. This controversial piece became an instant classic last April, 2000 in Wired.