Note that it takes a great deal of programming skill to write the programs that make a language like Java so powerful. Java was designed by second-wave hacker legend Jim Gosling, now at Sun Microsystems

UNIX is a computer operating system developed by hackers at ATT, and favored by hackers even today over other operating systems.

C is a programming language also developed by hackers at ATT, and also one of the programming languages that hackers seem to prefer over others. For a biblical-style account of its development, see [3]

Recall that the inspiration for The Story of Mel was an article entitled ``Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal!''

Erik Brunvand
Tue Oct 15 13:40:41 MDT 1996