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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.                 jcowan@reutershealth.com
I could not.  --Great-Souled Sam                http://www.ccil.org/~cowan


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