When you're starting out as a technical blogger, you'll inevitably stumble across Joel on Software. He's been blogging since the year 2000, when computers were hand-carved of wood and the internet transmitted data via carrier pigeon. He has his own software development company, a few books under his belt, and he's an outstanding and entertaining writer by any measure. In many ways, Joel is a legend.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2006/09/has-joel-spolsky-jumped-the-shark.html