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What Monty Python Teaches Us About Computing 102

Esther Schindler writes "Does the computer industry seem just a little too strange? Never fear: Monty Python encapsulated several nuggets of wisdom years ago that summarize exactly what is behind the sometimes-tawdry behavior of vendors, the open source community, and marketing departments."
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What Monty Python Teaches Us About Computing

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 18, 2011 @06:19PM (#35861254)

    OK, if you want to be normal, step 1: stop quoting Python flicks.

    Normalcy aside, that stuff was mildly amusing the first time if you could get past the accents.

    I mean, really, what does all the Python referencing in the geek community prove other than "I'm one of you", which is supposed to be the opposite of... oh fuck it. It's a waste of time.

    Oh and blah, blah, blah geek card. Fuck that too.

  • by ackthpt ( 218170 ) on Monday April 18, 2011 @06:23PM (#35861294) Homepage Journal

    When my interview for a job involved Monty Python humour I should have known it was doomed...

    It's fun to joke and reminisce great Monty Python skits and jokes, but when your supervisor's mind isn't on it should be a warning. The job lasted only two weeks - he was a complete flake, changing mind on specs and ideas almost daily and a 200% turnover before the upper management decided the problem wasn't the worker bees, but their manager. Some solace that was.

    Still love MP, but work is work and when someone wants to just joke around be wary - your probably missing something important and the jokes may be a cover-up.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 18, 2011 @06:43PM (#35861512)

    I made a MP reference! Now you HAVE to talk about my blog posting that,apart from some lame puns, is just lacking of anything worthwhile, new or insightful.

    But the title made it go to /. so it has to be good? RIGHT?

  • It's (Score:4, Insightful)

    by donotlizard ( 1260586 ) on Monday April 18, 2011 @06:45PM (#35861528)
    a stretch. I'm sure TFA's author has run out of ideas. Next week he may compare computing to The Simpsons. Doh!
  • A: Nothing (Score:5, Insightful)

    by swanzilla ( 1458281 ) on Monday April 18, 2011 @06:54PM (#35861612) Homepage
    However, a post containing both "Monty Python" and "Computing" very well may make the front page on ./.
  • Bible codeish (Score:5, Insightful)

    by paiute ( 550198 ) on Monday April 18, 2011 @07:18PM (#35861886)

    As much as I like Monty Python, their body of work is large enough that you can find support for any idea, ideology, hypothesis, etc. buried therein. It is like the people who comb the Bible for its prediction of 9/11 events.

Overflow on /dev/null, please empty the bit bucket.