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May 17, 2006 at 11:25 AM

Amazon.com: A developers’ etalier?

That’s the impression left by Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogel in an interview published in ACM Queue’s May edition that was flagged by Slashdot today.

“Developers are like artists; they produce their best work if they have the freedom to do so, but they need good tools,” Vogel said, explaining the creative environment the company is trying to offer engineers.

The interviewer was Microsoft researcher and computing demigod Jim Gray, who apparently fared better with Vogel than Microsoft blogger Robert Scoble.

Comments | Topics: Amazon.com, Microsoft

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