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Anyway I wrote a new essay:
It covers what makes good software applications good. There are some very good comments on OSNews.com, and on the Joel on Software forum. It was briefly popular on Digg and Reddit, but then got down-voted (probably by bot networks).
The list of criteria I give for software quality and for methods of achieving them is not meant to be exhaustive, and I'd appreciate any new additions.
Originally written as DocBook/XML, and so available as HTML, PDF, and the original XML. Licence is Creative Commons Attribution.