This FAQ started off life in 1996 as the FAQ for the Usenet newsgroup comp.programming.threads.
After maintaining it for about 18 months, I took an extended—okay, eight years is quite extended—leave of absence, but I have since dusted it off and returned it to active duty.
Due to my own background and interests, this FAQ is currently quite Unix-centric. This is not a reflection of how I want it to be, merely of what I am most familiar with.
You are welcome to post comments on individual blog entries, or send me email, and I will respond to your questions as my time permits.
I just wanted to pass along a graphic that my team and I created about the lack of
women in math and sciences today, and the social implications of why this happens:
Feel free to share it, and I’d love to get your thoughts on it as well!