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Re^2: The Perl Hacker Inferiority Complex

by derby (Abbot)
on Jul 25, 2006 at 19:23 UTC ( #563616=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The Perl Hacker Inferiority Complex
in thread The Perl Hacker Inferiority Complex

once I was logged into a BBS over a phone line during a thunderstorm

You had phone lines ... you lucky bastard let me tell you about the time we tried ordering supplies during a freakish mid-winter hurricaine ... the electrical discharge fried the mod40 operators fingers and we went through several cords of wood before we realized the storm was shifting the smoke in an undpredicatable manner. You should have seen the boss' face when the 4000 blue ascots with kittens on them showed up. We tried to switch to semaphore ... but once again the wind ... the wind ...

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Re^3: The Perl Hacker Inferiority Complex
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Jul 27, 2006 at 13:31 UTC
    Well, we had it tough. Back in my day, we didn't have these "modems" and "phone lines". No, we had to transmit data by steam power, aaaand feed the coal into the engine. Modems? Luxury!


    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

      Steam power? LUXURY!

      When I was a lad, there were fifty-seven of us sharing one carrier pigeon (who was blind in one eye) for our downloads. I had to wake up at 4 AM, feed the pigeon, roll out the clay, mark up the clay, fire the clay, tie it to his leg, and shoo him out the cage. If I got one packet back by nightfall I'd dance around singing "Hallelujah".

      But you try telling that to kids these days, and they won't believe you.

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