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1ringman
aug 2, 2006, 6:49 am

I thought we could separate this out as a topic.
In the message board Jasper suggested "the camel from the cover of Programming Perl". timspalding and andyl thought that "rather Perl-specific" and asked for a "language neutral image".

2ringman
aug 2, 2006, 6:57 am

If a book is to be used the best from my collection would be the Mighty Micro by Christopher Evans.

But is someone can provide one, my choice would be an obsolete piece of computing equipment, e.g. a unipunch, teletype, or core store.

3ringman
aug 2, 2006, 6:58 am

Pehaps jasper could start Purley Programmers and use the Camel!

4ringman
aug 2, 2006, 7:00 am

Sorry of course I meant Perly

5MMcM
aug 2, 2006, 1:09 pm

How about a picture of a programmer? Like Ada Lovelace or Grace Hopper.

If you want irony, then a man with sideburns in a green polyester suit with a wide tie holding a lineprinter listing and leaning over a woman with long straight hair in an orange miniskirt seated at a teletype. Basically, every computer ad of the early 1970s.

I think I may be showing my age.

6djmook
aug 2, 2006, 1:24 pm

How bout this:


:-D

7felius
aug 3, 2006, 12:34 am

I love that animation, although - while it may be appropriate - it's probably not the best way to represent ourselves ;)

You can't get much more platform and language neutral than an abacus, right? Otherwise, something similarly abstract like a string of binary digits, perhaps?

Or maybe a depiction of a camel, a python and a cuckoo (see Programming PHP) in a three-way tryst? ;)

8Floppy
aug 3, 2006, 3:41 am

In my experience, a picture of some sort of bug might be most appropriate... ;)

9timspalding
aug 3, 2006, 7:09 am

Yes, I vote the bug. How about the canonical MIT moth?

10andyl
aug 3, 2006, 10:31 am

OK I have put the photo of the first real "bug" (grabbed from wikipedia) up as the image for this group.

11timspalding
aug 3, 2006, 4:56 pm

Excellent!

12AndrewB
aug 3, 2006, 8:36 pm

Heh, I like that.

13Jasper
aug 3, 2006, 9:39 pm

I like it. Good choice.

14Floppy
aug 7, 2006, 6:37 pm

Fantastic, glad I could help ;)

Off on holiday now (well, honeymoon actually), and I've been forbidden from taking any programming books with me! How will I cope...?

15timspalding
aug 8, 2006, 1:47 am

Perhaps the interminable sex will act as a palliative.

16felius
aug 13, 2006, 8:21 am

Getting wildly off-topic here, but my wife "had a visitor" (what a euphemism!) during our wedding reception. Oh well.. we got a fair bit of reading done on our honeymoon ;)