I want to learn a new language...

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Thu Feb 15 16:33:02 MST 2007


On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 16:19 -0700, Bryan Sant wrote:
> On 2/15/07, Levi Pearson <levi at cold.org> wrote:
> > I feel I have to give COBOL a pass because we just didn't know any
> > better back then.  That, and it was Grace Hopper's baby, and she is
> > undeniably cool.  Its continued existence is at once a tribute to the
> > Admiral and a sad state of affairs in the software business.
> >
> >                 --Levi
> 
> Agreed, Grace Hopper was the bomb.  She used to carry around a length
> of copper wire in her pocket which she used to remind people that this
> was how far your data travels in one millisecond.  Hard core.

On the topic of not knowing better: TeX is also a really horrible
language. But Donald Knuth is my hero.

http://blogs.gurulabs.com/stuart/archives/2005/02/i_have_a_new_he.html

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Stuart Jansen              e-mail/jabber: sjansen at buscaluz.org
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"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at 
the results." -- Winston Churchill
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