The Elements of [UNIX] Style

The geekiest, most elite programming language, UNIX, seems to be associated with a love of words.  “Working on the command line, hands poised over the keys uninterrupted by frequent reaches for the mouse, is a posture familiar to wordsmiths (especially the really old guys who once worked on teletypes or electric typewriters). It makes some of the same demands as writing an essay. Both require composition skills. Both demand a thorough knowledge of grammar and syntax. Both reward mastery with powerful, compact expression.” Thomas ScovilleThe Elements of [UNIX] Stylevia KairosNews)