“A nearly impenetrable thicket of geekitude…”


While listening to Halley Suitt’s interview with Werner Vogels, now CTO of Amazon, I was interested that her first question was: what was the first thing you bought on Amazon?

His answer was pretty interesting: three copies of The Windows NT Device Driver Book.

My answer to the same question is rather more prosaic: one copy of Outlook Annoyances. I suppose desperation must have been setting in.

Strange to buy that book (the second sentence of the review says it all). Did she cite a reason?

Me, I can’t remember, probably this one by Chris Brookmyre

— Rod Widdowson on August 29, 2005