Back in 2000, Joel Spolsky published a set of 12 best practices for a software development team. It’s been around for a long while now and there are only 12 points but it’s very good. Simple, elegant, and worth reading: The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code.
Thanks to Patrick Niemeyer for sending this one my way.
Amazon Web Services
Some win the lottery. Some get a high quality email alias :-).
I get that, I was just wondering why YOU are James@amaozon.com, not the other guys.
I’m not the first firstname.lastname@example.org. See Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut (http://www.amazon.com/Amazonia-Years-Epicenter-Dot-Com-Juggernaut/dp/1565848705). It’s a good read by the way.
What I’m wondering is: How do you go into Amazon this late in the game and get the email address James@amazon.com? Someone should have gotten it by now. Someone must have been named James at Amazon beforehand.