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7. Version Control

Daniel Platt1  
Andover, Hampshire, UK

Have you ever worked on a large document on your computer? When I was at university, I frequently had to write long documents. This was back when computers still had a 3 ½-inch floppy drive, which should give you some idea how long ago we’re talking. I was forever worried that the computer would corrupt my document.

To get around this, I would duplicate the document before making changes. When I’d finished writing the document, I’d usually have 10 or 20 different versions of the file, with names like “Document Copy 11” or “Latest New Document.”

This was the student version control of the time. Version ...

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