A.5 Miscellaneous

User Friendly, Illiad

Starring the formidably cute dust puppy and a gaggle of computer industry drones, this comic strip will inject much-needed jocularity into your bloodstream after a long day of hacking XML. The whole archive is available online at http://www.userfriendly.org, and in two books published by O'Reilly: User Friendly, the Comic Strip, and Evil Geniuses in a Nutshell.

The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Eric S. Raymond (O'Reilly & Associates)

In this philosophical analysis and evangelical sermon about the grassroots open source computer programming movement, Raymond extols the virtues of community, sharing, and that warm feeling you get when you're working for the common good.