Just a humorous software bug story, the case of the 500 mile email:
"We're having a problem sending email out of the department."
"What's the problem?" I asked.
"We can't send mail more than 500 miles," the chairman explained.
I choked on my latte. "Come again?"
A must read for CS/IT folks.
It’s bad style, but I must start with an aside: on reddit/scheme, there was a link to a blog series on developing a Scheme interpreter over January 2010. It might not implement any particular Scheme standard or particularly many libraries, but it’s got all the functional elements. Bootstrapping a programming language is fun and easy.
Anyway, he also posted a his personal history of programming language study, and it got me thinking about my own personal programming languages history.
It all started with Logo…
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