Misty De Meo

Misty De Meo is a developer, archivist, and librarian currently living in British Columbia, Canada. She previously worked with digitization and preservation of digital records in Canadian archives, libraries, and museums; she now develops open-source digital preservation software. She is also one of the core developers of the Mac OS X package manager Homebrew and its spinoff Tigerbrew. You can read more of her writing at mistydemeo.com and on her fiction blog.


Early interface of Microsoft Paint, showing simple colors and large shapes being made.

There and Back Again

Or, how I quit programming and returned.

A large statue of Sir Arthur Doughty, taken to show the statue's full profile. Doughty sits on a chair, wearing a long flowing robe and dress shoes. The chair is on top of a large, decorative square cement pedestal, with this quote inscribed on the side: Of all national assets, archives are the most precious: they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization. The Canadian Archives and Its Activities, Arthur G. Doughty. A paper sign is curled around his feet, placed by archivists and supporters, that reads: Save the National Archival Development Program.

The Politics of Digitization

History, archives and the problem with treating every problem as a tech problem.