Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Talking The Talk

Met my good friend Emily in the city centre. We were fortunate enough to bump into leet haxor Henry while trying to exit from the Castle Mall shopping centre.(which, btw is celebrating 10 years of utter crapness at the moment.) "The time has come", Henry said, "to talk of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings." For reasons better left unwritten, none of the aforementioned subjects were discussed. We discussed stegangography, WLan, fibre-optics, university life, robots and fraud.

Decided to start Java and Eiffel month early. Am now plodding through "The Java Tutorial" written by a couple of lusers from Sun Microsystems. Over the past few days I have been trying to read "The little book of OOP". I've pretty much given up now on the grounds that it's crap. I can't understand why people write books on programming that involve many small fictitious languages instead of just basing their book around a real programming language. Lots of the blame must lie with universities and the way in which they teach computer science. As with most problems in the world of computing, trace it back far enough and IBM or Microsoft will be the cause.

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