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Submission + - Punk Rock Programming Languages (pragprog.com)

andrea.sartori writes: Chris Adamson posted a very interesting article on pragprog.com, defining C a "punk rock language". The musical analogy is developed and used to compare different types of programming languages. Pickup line: 'One of the defining traits of punk is the do-it-yourself (DIY) ethic, a rejection of the need to buy products or use existing systems, and instead to attend to your own needs. This attitude clearly suits C programming as well.' And: 'Any idiot with a Slashdot handle can talk crap about anything. It’s when you piss off the smart developers that you know you’re working with something interesting.'

Submission + - What kind of content is acceptable in the cloud?

An anonymous reader writes: Amazon's censure of Wikileaks not only raises significant First Amendment issues, but also raises questions of what kind of content is and isn't acceptable in the cloud, as PC World discusses. Businesses migrating to the cloud need to think long and hard about this. From the article: "For example, law firms frequently have to deal with extremely unpleasant materials as part of their work. Could they store horrific images and videos on a cloud service? Could they store potentially libellous materials? Are cloud companies going to start making a distinction between storing materials that have a genuine business need (OK), and those that are stored solely for enjoyment (not OK)?"

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