BOOK – Raymond Chen’s Old New Thing


Quite some time ago I reviewed a manuscript for Raymond Chen’s new book “The Old New Thing”.

Now if you don’t know who Raymond Chen is (which means you’re probably not in software development), he’s been at Microsoft for a really long time and is often the smartest guy in the room.

So I got a pre release copy of the book. It’s part technical education, part Microsoft Products history and part geek entertainment.

It’s fun to read and full of great info and anecdotes about the development of Microsoft’s products.

I highly recommend it.

Buy it here at

Comments (1)

  1. Mark Henley says:

    Hi Joe,

      You didn’t mention that it was also

    hilariously funny. It does help to

    know why windows is the way it is.

    The better I know the operating system the

    better I can program in it!

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    Mark Henley

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