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MORE JOEL ON SOFTWARE: Further Thoughts on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity by Joel Spolsky

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twenty-fiveFOREWORD TO MICRO-ISV: FROM VISION TO REALITY

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2006

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This is my foreword to Bob Walsh's new book, Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality (Apress, 2006).

How the heck did I become the poster child for the micro-ISV movement?

Of all people. Sheesh.

When I started Fog Creek Software, there was gonna be nothing "micro" about it. The plan was to build a big, multinational software company with offices in 120 countries and a skyscraper headquarters in Manhattan, complete with a heliport on the roof for quick access to the Hamptons. It might take a few decades—after all, we were going to be bootstrapped and we always planned ...

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