Ever since the horseless carriage appeared, I've been losing money.
I demand the government subsidize me.
Well, that or I could recognize that my business model is outdated and superseded and I could go into something else...
But how do you catch the pokemons???
Just kidding, I don't play that game.
I do wonder if those that do will report the bar as a deadspot and try to work around it...
In the mid-eighties, I worked as an apprentice at a place where they used LOGO (M.I.T. Experimental LOGO #43 or some other number) on a mini running TSX (or RT-11, can't remember) to do bookkeeping for about 30 small businesses.
This mini ran about 12 terminals in text-mode (of course) and we had a small complement of clerks entering data.
This LOGO also had NO turtle, although we had an Apple-II that I was given to take home that did have the turtle-graphics.
What this LOGO did have were the list and word operators, which we used to write accounting software that had specialized rounding, which was more precise than using something like C floats because you could calculate precision to any arbitrary limit by simply breaking numbers apart as words and calculating their digits to the decimal place of your choosing. By being strings, they were immune to typical numerical-storage problem.
Another thing I did with LOGO was have almost-constant epiphanies about recursion and abstraction. LOGO was designed to light fires in young minds and it certainly did for me.
Seymour Papert has thus been a hero of mine since then and I've always longed to someday thank him for his work. I offer up my thanks to his spirit. Everything I ever went on to write in software is owed to him.
Thank you again, Mr. Papert and may God rest your soul.
PS - Sadly, one of the partners embezzled the business, which folded and I never got to program in LOGO again professionally, which is a real shame because LOGO was simply wonderful
This. It's well known by everyone but the OP apparently.
The amazing thing is that they feel they have to use this excuse at all, I don't get why they're all afraid to just say 'Nah, not enough status'. Bunch of losers.
Do you question the grammar of idioms such as "How come" meaning the same thing as "why"
That one is a contraction of "how did it come to this"
if the company stopped paying him, or if it turned out the company was just run on hookers and blackjack.....
You know what, screw your company, I'm gonna start my own company with pay, blackjack and hookers
500 pounds, reclining like Jabba the Hutt on a sofa while a robot shovels food into their maw
"I also don't like this new thingamajig, radio!
Radiowaves travelling through the air, it's witchcraft!"
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it. -- Anthony Burgess