BBC: From Code War to Cold War

[ Thanks to Tom
for this link. ]

“Things are getting serious over in the US, where two mighty
forces are fighting for a position of control over the daily lives
of millions of people.

“The battle is not for the presidency, although the antics of
George Bush and John Kerry are obviously of some importance to the
rest of the world, but for the ability to shape the way we design,
build and use computer software.

“It is the conflict between two different ideologies of software


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