By Clay Shirky on April 26, 2008 10:48 AM
(This is a lightly edited transcription of a speech I gave at the Web 2.0 conference, April 23, 2008.)
I was recently reminded of some reading I did in college, way back in the last century, by a British historian arguing that the critical technology, for the early phase of the industrial revolution, was gin.
From: Jeff Bezos
Well-capitalized start-up seeks extremely talented C/C++/Unix
developers to help pioneer commerce on the Internet. You must have
experience designing and building large and complex (yet maintainable)
systems, and you should be able to do so in about one-third the time
that most competent people think possible. You should have a BS, MS,
or PhD in Computer Science or the equivalent. Top-notch communication
skills are essential. Familiarity with web servers and HTML would be
helpful but is not necessary.