I [Jason] shipped the March "Managed Space" column for .NET Developers Journal yesterday. It was one of he hardest pieces I've written relative to the word count but I think it turned out well. Along the way I spent a lot of time thinking about what a managed platform should really do - my views of the CLI have changed quite a bit as a result.
Jason is hunting for the Zen of managed code. Sigh...I continue to use "Zen" analogies in my presentations, and have for the last several years. If you've seen me present you've heard such collectable nuggets as "Just grok the zen of it...you can look up the rest" and "Spend more time focused on getting it and less time sweating minutia" as well as such top ten Zen hits as
"XML is a bowl...it doesn't make judgements about what you put into it."
Not quite sure what I meant by that one, but it sounds like a Zen Koan and it's in my PowerPoint notes pane. ;)
Anyway...My own personal hunt for Zen is why this weblog is also available via http://www.computerzen.com