Wednesday, October 02, 2013

What's The Greatest Software Ever Written ... ?

This superb piece from Charles Babcock, Editor at Information Week is a must-read for anyone who is interested in computing.

An IT veteran with an address book full of other experts, he has examined the history of software - right back to the beginnings of Colossus, and come up with a Top 12 list that's hard to argue with.

For each item, he highlights the flaws as well as the triumphs. In the week in which UNIX technically reaches the grand old age of 40, this article really should be compulsory reading for those under-25 who seem to think that there only *ever* was Windows and Apple OS.

The complete article is here and I have to say, read it in full. It will enlighten you. In the meantime, here's the top 12: