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Deep shit. / Clark, Nigel Halcomb; Hird, Myra.

In: O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2014, p. 44-52.

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Clark NH, Hird M. Deep shit. O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies. 2014;1(1):44-52.

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Clark, Nigel Halcomb ; Hird, Myra. / Deep shit. In: O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies. 2014 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 44-52.

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