December 19th, 2008

happytoast power lines

on perspective

http://xkcd.com/519/

is it too... old fogyish... to complain that perl didn't exist when I was in eleventh grade? Or do I have to go on to complain that I learned to program in my spare time in assembler, uphill, both ways, in octal, on the guts of a 8080-based traffic light controller, to reach fogydom?

(alright, I confess, I had a Commodore by the 11th grade, but the above is still nominally true.)