Great software?

An article on “the greatest software ever written” is sure to provoke debate and opinion, but this article at Information Week is actually a pretty good read. The author has chosen a good mix – examples include Excel, the Apollo guidance system, TIGR/Celera Assembler and even a worm. His winner is BSD 4.3.

Related – Duncan at Nodalpoint points us to Software Carpentry – an online resource to help scientists improve their programming skills.