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Part IX: Culture and Quality > Registered Peopleware

Appendix. Registered Peopleware

(The final “Peopleware” column appeared in the March 1995 issue of Software Development magazine. When the column was abruptly canceled, I had already written the draft of what was to be the April column, intending it as lighter fare in keeping with the first day of that month. It has long seemed unfair that those readers who had persevered through so many columns should be forever deprived of the chance to catch the swansong of the series. So here it is, the fabled “lost column.”)

Peopleware™. Yes, believe it or not, it is a trademark. A message to this effect appeared in my email in-box just about the time I was finishing the editing for the first edition of this book (Constantine 1995). What's more, the message expressed concern that my use of the name might mislead the public. Would-be book buyers might think I had written a history of the obscure company that is the putative owner.


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