Collective memory

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Tue Jul 22 10:29:14 CEST 2003


On Tue, 08 Jul 03 12:43:14 GMT in alt.folklore.computers,
jmfbahciv at aol.com wrote:

>In article <bec993c8.0307080602.7d5d132e at posting.google.com>,
>   shoppa at trailing-edge.com (Tim Shoppa) wrote:
><snip>
>
>>Remember the Dilbert where PHB complains that his programmers are using
>>way too many semicolons? :-)
>
>All RIGHT!  That's a good PHB.  It was so difficult to distinguish
>between a semicolon and a colon on the listings.

That's a lousy printer operator: the ribbon should have been
flipped end around long before it got to that stage. 
(That's the old equivalent of shaking a laser toner cartridge.) 
You also wouldn't be able to differentiate between commas and
dots, some apostrophes and quotes, maybe bars and bangs, possibly
parens brackets and braces, if you had and used them. 

Thanks. Take care, Brian Inglis 	Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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