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Old 15 May 2003, 00:22   #7
The Ancient One
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kansas City/USA
Age: 61
Posts: 685
Originally posted by andreas
Are *you* a mathematician?
Seriously, that's a typically mathematician's answer style.
No, actually I'm a computer programmer (since the days of 80 column punch cards). There is a certain warped similarity though between the mindsets of mathematicians and programmers, I think.

BTW, there is an old definition of the term "Programmer" that I've always been fond of that springs to mind:

Programmer: A red-eyed mumbling mammal, capable of communicating with inanimate objects.

And to think that before computers came along, they used to put people who exhibited that sort of behavior in white jackets with long sleeves that tie in the back. Just another example of how machines have improved the human condition.
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