First, there was the Windows API and DLL Hell. Revolution #1 was …
Read Ron Burk’s hilarious “A Brief History of Windows Programming Revolutions” (Editor’s Forum, Windows Developer’s Journal, December 2000).
Because the “Editor’s Forum” URL is always for the current month, this is a local copy (with permission).
My local copy of “A Brief History of Windows Programming Revolutions” has always been popular, especially on Russian-language sites. Burk himself has even linked to it from other postings of his. Because it has received a burst of popularity the last couple days, I’ve embedded links directly to the permission email and back to my blog (which I should have done long ago).