Re: Not (intended to be) a "Commercial"

In article <8frmr1FhcgU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Pete Dashwood <dashwood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


For a control freak (like most computer programmers :-)) there is nothing
like a stick shift... :-)

As i was taught in my first computer programming class, e'er-so-long ago,
there was *another* computer programming class which the instructor began
with 'Everyone who drives a car with a manual transmission, raise your
hand... all right, *none* of you should be writing applications which need
computer-user interaction.'

(This was told by the same instructor who asked 'What is the definition of
a computer-user? A computer-user is someone who, when prompted for a 'y
or n' response, keys in the numeral '8'; write *all* of your user
applications with this in mind and your users will love you.')