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April Fool’s: A Geek Holiday?

05-Apr-09 08:21 pm EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

I gotta say that I’ve found it hard to get all hyped about April Fool’s Day as it has turned into a day celebrated more by the tech industry than perhaps any other.  Maybe I’m just ill-humoured, but some of the gags have come across as a little obvious or just plain weak.  But this year, the harvest included one “prank” that was particularly clever, I thought.

To this, I can only say “wow”.  I mean – finding an obscure compiler from a language itself built as a joke more than 30 years ago?  Of course – post it on the Internet (and draw enough attention to it), and someone will figure it out….

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