The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.

Andrew S. Tanenbaum

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Andrew Stuart Tanenbaum (born March 16, 1944), sometimes referred to by the handle ast, is a Dutch / American computer scientist and professor emeritus of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.He is best known as the author of MINIX, a free Unix-like operating system for teaching purposes, and for his computer science textbooks, regarded as standard texts in the field. He regards his teaching job as his most important work. Since 2004 he has operated Electoral-vote.com, a website dedicated to analysis of polling data in federal elections in the United States.

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