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First published 2003
Rudy Rucker 2003
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British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Rucker, Rudy v. B. (Rudy von Bitter), 1946 “
Software engineering and computer games / Rudy Rucker.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Software engineering. 2. Computer games ”Programming. I. Title.
QA76.758 .R83 2002
005.1 ”dc21 2002074649
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
07 06 05 04 03
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