Okay several things in no particular order.
Thanks for all the responses. I am not exactly
sure how to reply. I'll try to get to some
in reply to On Hubris
While it doesn't seem like I need to clarify
much there were some things I forgot to add
that will go here. One was an analogy between
this and the adage of the 25 year-old who is
on top of things. When he hits 35 he realizes
how wrong he was. etc. etc. "If I knew then what
I knew now...". And then if that was applicable,
the whole computer-thing accelerating that into
the observed pattern.
These occurred to me earlier,
not quite as great as japh. But kinda neat:
PGP: Pretty Good Programmer
PGP2: Pretty Good Perl Programmer.
perl -pe "s/\b;([mnst])/'\1/mg"