A Conversation for Digital Codes
Steve K. Started conversation Jun 12, 2001
As a confirmed user/non-coder, I enjoyed the article. It reminds me of the valuable motto, "Users use and programmers program."
It also reminds me of the early days of PC's, when TLA's (three letter acronyms) were mushrooming. Hacker Paul Boutin was asked, "What do you think is the biggest problem in computing?" He replied with a straight face, "There are only 17,000 three-letter acronyms." This led to ETLA's (extended three-letter acronyms), among other things (also an example of an SFLA, Stupid Four Letter Acronym). I spent some time trying to figure out what "PASCAL" stood for.
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