The heat of summer flames (was Re: Struts, Spring, Tapestry, oh my!)

Stuart Jansen sjansen at
Thu Aug 11 14:13:57 MDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-08-11 at 09:32 -0600, Grant Robinson wrote:
> While we are on the subject, what I really miss is punch cards.  Who  
> was the idiot who came up with typing a program into an editor and then  
> compiling and running it?  Sure it's fast, but what if your computer  
> crashes and your hard drive goes on the fritz?  There goes your code.   
> Myself, I will trust my programs to punch cards.  That way I always  
> have a hard copy of all my code, and it can be run anytime I want.  No  
> more trying to remember file names or worrying about backing up data.   
> Just get a file cabinet.  Much cheaper than another hard drive.  The  
> only thing that will destroy my code is a spilled drink, not forces of  
> nature or freak accidents.

Better keep your punch cards away from your MUA 'cause the flames could

Java -- The new Pascal.

Java 5ux0rz d00d!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stuart Jansen                   e-mail/jabber: sjansen at

"XML is like violence: if it doesn't solve your problem, you aren't
using enough of it." - Chris Maden

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