Tim O'Reilly has an unusual background for a publishing magnate. Working
as a Unix consultant, O'Reilly & Associates developed a special relationship
with the arcane UUCP protocols, expertise that led to a set of two pamphlets
describing how to manage, set up, and use UUCP and Usenet. The original two
Nutshell Guides grew into a fairly extensive set of documentation covering the
X Window System, Unix, Languages, and recently a variety of Internet topics.
Carl Malamud interviews O'Reilly about how commerce can run on the Internet,
looking at on-line enterprises like the Global Network Navigator as early
examples of what to do (and not do) when doing business in a networked world.
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