Lessons from Unix for e-book development

by Liza Daly

My first on the TeleRead blog is up: Small pieces, loosely joined. This reflects my thinking in working with epub these last few weeks and with open source publishing in general.

There are a number of projects I’ve got lined up and they’re all going to follow the famous imperative that good programmers should be lazy. The kind of laziness I discuss in the article (re-use and domain-specific languages) isn’t what Larry Wall meant, but I’ll maintain it’s a solid foundation for digital publishing.