Can't be sure I was causally involved though. ;-)
Here's the full list of my suggestions.
- TeleDyn on small tools
- Paul Ford's Processing Processing (selected)
- Phil Agre on Internet Research
- The Information Architecture of Cities (Coward and Salingaros) As you all know, one of my favourite essays ever.
- James Duncan Davison regretting Ant
- Ward Cunningham on working the program (interviewed on Artima)
- Luke Hohmann on Growing, Pruning and Spiking an architecture also on Artima
- Jim Coplien on engaging other academic cultures
- A couple of articles by Dave Pollard and Seb Paquet on personal knowledge management
- Jon Udell's tale of two cultures (Windows and Unix)
- Manageability on web services
- Dynamic and Wanton couplings
- Some history of social software
- Style is substance by Ken Arnold (also selected)
- Joel Spolsky on Microsoft losing the API war (was already in his other book though)
- Bruce Sterling on spime-mangling
- David Stutz on the natural history of software platforms
I see why a lot of these don't fit Spolsky's "story-telling" format, or are too long, off-topic or off-style. To the reader of this blog, though, I recommend them all.
(Actually this is quite fun. I think I'll draw up a new "best of" list at the end of this year. Why should only Joel play this game?)