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Stole it from unix.

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Mithrandir

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So for the past few months I've been making a .NET app at work, and it's at a point where we can show it off at trade shows.

So today, I'm in the vice president's office, showing him some last minute features I added last week, so he'd be able to show potential customers these features.

He was surprised at how quickly I got a text-stripping feature working (it was slated to take 2 weeks for some odd reason), and asked how I did it so fast. I told him all I had to do was use regular expressions.


He replied, "Wow! Regular expressions?! I didn't know microsoft had those now! You know, they stole those from Unix though, right?"



I seriously didn't know how to respond to that.
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Tell him that Unix stole it from Xerox.

Xerox is the all-purpose blame default for all software innovation in the same way that Steve Allen is the default for television.

"Did you see that funny SNL skit last week?"

"Yeah, but Steve Allen did the same joke in 1958."

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Tell him that Unix stole it from Xerox.

Xerox is the all-purpose blame default for all software innovation in the same way that Steve Allen is the default for television.

"Did you see that funny SNL skit last week?"

"Yeah, but Steve Allen did the same joke in 1958."


That's gold. Comedy gold.

*Commits that to memory*

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Tell him that Unix stole it from Xerox.

Xerox is the all-purpose blame default for all software innovation in the same way that Steve Allen is the default for television.

"Did you see that funny SNL skit last week?"

"Yeah, but Steve Allen did the same joke in 1958."


That's gold. Comedy gold.

*Commits that to memory*


Except he stole THAT bit from Steve Allen.


(Too soon?)

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