[Tutor] OT self-implementation?

Alan G alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Sun Jul 3 01:20:27 CEST 2005

> > (*)One of the hardest malicious bugs I've seen was by a
> > disgruntled employee who deliberately inserted a bug into the C
> > source of the companies compiler. ... He then left the
> > company...

> good lord, but if that fellow could only have harnessed that 
> ingeniousness for the forces of good!

He had been, he was a very talented programmer who had worked for us 
on many big technical projects. In fact he was one of the few people 
I've met who could debug an octal core dump and genuinely understand 
what he was reading! Unfortunately deep technical skill is not 
always recognised by big corporations and he was not as well 
rewarded as he thought he should be... (and in truth as he probably 
deserved to be!)

Alan G.

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