17 September 2007

The Creators of New Worlds My first Project Manager was saying that "programming is poetry", while o popular joke on the www was proclaiming that "the programmer is the God", I suppose that this comparison derives from the fact that programmers create incredible worlds with powerful words coming from light, nice parallelism. Remaining in the same context, another joke tries to answer to a few Theologic questions: Q: "Did God really create the world in seven days?" A: "He did it in six days and nights while living on cola and candy bars. On the seventh day he went home and found out his girlfriend had left him." (Thousand Lakes Web Pages, 1995) The mighty power of Email, the "God of Knowledge" brought me an interesting posting from DeviZen about the less seen and unseen facets of programmers' life: "Is programming the road to ruin? Or is it that those with a predilection for detail and mental gymnastics find themselves drawn to it. Perhaps it simply exacerbates a pre-existing mindset. There are certainly other traits (stereotypical or not) that most programmers seem to share." (DeviZen, 2007) Even if you are a programmer or not, it worth to pay a tribute for all the nice applications you use, and read DeviZen's post, from my point of view it worth! References: 1. DeviZen. 2007. Programming Can Ruin Your Life. [Online] Available from: http://devizen.com/blog/2007/09/11/ruin/ (Accessed: 17 September 2007) 2. Thousand Lakes Web Pages. 1995. God as Computer Programmer. [Online] Available from: http://www.columbia.edu/~sss31/rainbow/god.qa.html. (Accessed: 17 September 2007) Resources (just kidding): 1. Omri Weismann's Web page. ???? In the Beginning. [Online] Available from: http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~omri/Humor/Creation.html (Accessed: 17 September 2007) 2. Chrono Tron. 2006. God Programmes. [Online] Available from: http://chronotron.wordpress.com/2006/03/31/god-programmes-jokes/ (Accessed: 17 September 2007)

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