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Appendix A. Annotated Bibliography

The purpose of this section is to give you a chance to dig deeper into the aspects of XP that interest you.

Philosophy

Sue Bender, Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish, HarperCollins, 1989; ISBN 0062501860.

  • More is not better. Less may not be better, either.

Leonard Coren, Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets, and Philosophers, Stone Bridge Press, 1994; ISBN 1880656124.

  • XP does not aim for some kind of transcendental perfection in its programs. Wabi-sabi is an aesthetic celebration of the rough and functional.

Richard Coyne, Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age: From Method to Metaphor, MIT Press, 1995; ISBN 0262032287.

  • Discusses the differences between modernist and postmodernist thought, ...

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