I was honoured to be asked to do an interview by Deep Geek on his site Talk Geek To Me. Although the interview focused on the plans for revitalizing Hacker Public Radio, there was time for a discussion about technology in general and my belief in Doug McIlroy’s Unix philosophy:
This is the Unix philosophy:
- Write programs that do one thing and do it well.
- Write programs to work together
- Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.
I just hope I didn’t bring down the tone of his show.