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Roger L. Costello scripsit:
> BTW John, I really liked your paradigm shift on the telephone operator story.
> Can you think of a similar shift with programming? /Roger
Yes, in fact. Perhaps ten years ago, I was sitting next to a stranger
on the New York to Boston shuttle. In casual conversation, she asked
me what I did. "I'm a computer programmer", said I. She said, not
unusually, "Oh, I don't know anything about programming", but then
added in the same breath "except for some Excel and Basic." I had
an epiphany: the world had changed.
(I felt similarly when I first saw the URL on a bottle of Snapple.)
You escaped them by the will-death John Cowan
and the Way of the Black Wheel. email@example.com
I could not. --Great-Souled Sam http://www.ccil.org/~cowan