Sinclair Target

About Me

I'm currently pursuing a master's degree at the University of Chicago in Computational Analysis and Public Policy. In my free time, I like to write about computer history and why the software we use every day works the way it does.


Two-Bit History
This is my blog about the history of computing and in particular the history of software development. There is a lot of writing out there about A) vintage computers and B) Silicon Valley's seminal corporate triumphs. But what about important questions like Where did JSON come from? or Why are man pages still a thing?
A command-line utility to create and manage a parallel set of man pages—except these man pages, rather than being incomprehensibly dense, are your notes on how a program works. Now available in Homebrew/core!


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