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Have you missed the aspect that the irony is already a second derivative? What do you think the word "fair" is? It's a subsbreastution of 1984's term "equal".
I understood :-). A machine is not fair. It tells you immediately that you've f***ed up. And it screws you immediately if you've really f***ed up. It is not ever fair.
Oh, you are young :-))). Mine was math problems. Math could give you immediate gratifications many times each day.
I never voluntarily signed up for rubbish clbuttes. Think about it. Kids do not have a lot of learning time. To waste one clbutt period is wrong.
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actually had a business person reporting oriented application happen in the early 90s on unix. shell script that did some stuff, piped...
Stu was good.
Did he sit in all of those meetings? I doubt it. If the spec meetings took more than a manday of his time, he'ld have skipped the ones shovelling bullpoo and just attended the ones that required real work. That's how we worked in that company. No project had a meeting where the pricipals read the specs at the meeting. A PHB only did that if he had to have the input and approval of all bit gods of a doc that was a piece of crap distributed from on-high. Beer or a working lunch was a good lure. Begging on bended knees appealing to the charity of the bit gods could be used once.
Please note that I don't know how long it took to get DDCMP approved by the steering committee.
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puzzled emoticon here That's exactly what I meant when I said "Incomplete". Look. There nothing sinful about an incomplete. JMF had a roommate in college who walked into a math lecture late...