In the beginning was the command line

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In the Beginning was the Command Line has been perceived by many as an excellent essay about the history of computing. Written in 1999 by hacker novelist Neal Stephenson, it's still seen as relevant today, and many would say it should be read by everyone with an interest or involvement in computers.

The orignal essay was written as slashdot post, and was later expanded by Stephenson into a small commercial book.

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