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Joel on Software


by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Another Business Model That Doesn't Seem To Work

I used to have Atomz.com as my search provider. When Atomz asked me to start paying ($100 for three months), it took me 20 minutes to switch over to Google. Kiss them goodbye.

Nortel's Loss is Fog Creek's Gain

As soon as the investment community realized that Babak Ghahremanpour had left Nortel to join Fog Creek Software, Nortel's stock plunges 27%.

picture-babak: Babak Ghahremanpour joins Fog Creek Software

Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, insanely simple project management, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracker designed to help great teams develop brilliant software, and Kiln, which simplifies source control. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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