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Old 15 May 2003, 04:18   #8
jmmijo
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Originally posted by Chuckles [B]

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.
I always liked the paper tape myself, remember the magnetic drums

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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.
That is a good one

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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.
Ah yes, there coming to take me away ha, ha.
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