On Writing

Luis links to Joel Spolsky’s college advice, which includes a nugget likely of value for those beyond the confines of the computer science world Spolsky means to address. In short – if you can write well, which is really just to say communicate well, you’ll end up big cheese:

Would Linux have succeeded if Linus Torvalds hadn’t evangelized it? As brilliant a hacker as he is, it was Linus’s ability to convey his ideas in written English via email and mailing lists that made Linux attract a worldwide brigade of volunteers.