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Old June 21, 2013, 15:49   #1
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A history of programming languages

I was just pointed to this, and it's funny enough to be shared I think:

http://james-iry.blogspot.de/2009/05...tly-wrong.html

My personal favorite:

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1972 - Dennis Ritchie invents a powerful gun that shoots both forward and backward simultaneously. Not satisfied with the number of deaths and permanent maimings from that invention he invents C and Unix.
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This is lovely - thank you. One of my many favourites is
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1940s - Various "computers" are "programmed" using direct wiring and switches. Engineers do this in order to avoid the tabs vs spaces debate.
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