[Coco] OO programming - [Was]:Emulator
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Nov 6 23:54:56 EST 2009
On Friday 06 November 2009, Mark McDougall wrote:
>Mark McDougall wrote:
>> I studied computer science as my 1st degree, and despite the name of my
>> course, I was well and truly a "programmer" for the first few years in
>> the workforce. A few years later I returned to study Electrical
>> Engineering, and since then I see myself more as a "software engineer".
>To add a comment or two...
>My best mate did the _same_ Computer Science degree as me back in '84. He
>has worked as a "programmer" for over 20 years now, but is ignorant of
>pretty much anything outside the sphere of his work experience. It would
>take him 6 weeks to get a LED blinking on an 8051 dev kit. In fact, he
>struggles installing windows on his own PC. Though to be fair, he has
> always been bone lazy, never interested in learning anything for himself,
> and would rather phone me to ask a question than type a few search terms
> into Google.
>My wife took a print-out of a directory listing into work to give to a
>colleague (a list of video files to be exact). One of the IT guys there -
> at an IT company no less - saw that it was a list of files, and remarked
> "WOW, how did you do that?" :O
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