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Re: What databases have taught me

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 22:19:46 GMT
Message-ID: <6OZmg.1275$pu3.34736@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>


Christian Brunschen wrote:

> In article <2006062317030938165-unclebob_at_objectmentorcom>,
> Robert Martin <unclebob_at_objectmentor.com> wrote:
>

>>OO started in the NCC, during a study of Norwegian shipping.  It went 
>>through adolesence at Xerox Parc in a study of what the computers of 
>>the future might be like.  It had a separate, and very different, 
>>adolesence in the telecom industry because of Bjarne Stroustrup.  The 
>>two adolescent strains have been trying to merge; but the C++ strain 
>>has been dominating recently.  However, the Smalltalk strain is gaining 
>>ground in the guise of Ruby.

>
>
> .. and has in fact been quietly going strong in the shape of Objectve-C as
> well.
>
> // Christian Brunschen

One wonders what point the idiot was trying to make by mentioning the Norwegian Computing Center while not bothering to mention Simula or the fact that Stroustrup was working on simulation too. Perhaps that was snipped from the exerpt? Oh well, the question is not sufficiently interesting to bother removing him from the twit-filter. Received on Fri Jun 23 2006 - 17:19:46 CDT

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