a little story about growing software from nothing.
"Stormy night at sea. The cargo ship sinks. Larry survives by hanging on to a container and is washed up on an isolated island. After satisfying basic needs Larry starts to long for hacking computers. After another stormy nigh a new container is washed up on the beach, containing an old 386 computer with a reference manual and some software tools. With nothing more than a programmers reference manual, ed, as, ld and make, Larry manages to fullfill his needs. He is happy. Bliss! Then another survivor lands on the beach..."