Category: Programmer

Before Computers…

An application was for employment, A program was a TV show, A cursor used profanity, A keyboard was a piano! Memory was something that you lost with age, A CD was a bank account, And a floppy disk was something  terribly wrong in your back. Compress was something you did to garbage, not something you did to a file. And… Read more →

If Computer Operating systems were like Airlines

DOS Airlines Passengers are handed maps, compasses, rulers, pencils, and an airplane manual (shrink- wrapped) as they enter the plane. They have to figure out how to get the plane to wherever they want to go. Some succeed very well. Others crash, but they shouldn’t have been messing around with airplanes anyway. Macintosh Airlines All the stewards, stewardesses, captains, baggage handlers,… Read more →

Computers vs Cars

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives read on. Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated “if GM had kept up with the technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to… Read more →


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Trust me I am a programmer

1. “There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.” – C.A.R. Hoare (British computer scientist, winner of the 1980 Turing Award) 2.… Read more →