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December 21, 2007  |  The Samson Effect  |  608 hit(s)

Justin Etheredge did some research into Famous Computer Guys (and Some Gals) and posted pictures (part 2) of lots of people you know -- Knuth, Gosling, Woz, Stallman, K & R, RSA -- anyway, lots of them, here are some:

His point was ...
I really want to know what it is about programming, or computers in general, that makes people want to grow a beard, have long hair, and dress like a slob. [...] So who was the guy that started the unkempt programmer code of honor?
However, I think he's got it backward. It's not that people get into computers and then grow a beard and have long hair (and get glasses). It's that growing hair makes you smart. Glasses help, too. The power of hair was recognized long ago.

So I've got the glasses. Next step, I'm not shaving.

Patrick   24 Dec 07 - 3:15 AM

Oh no!! I just got Lasik Eye Surgery so I wouldn't need pesky glasses anymore... have I singlehandedly ruined the way other's perceive me?


Catto   27 Dec 07 - 8:47 AM

Hey Now,
I'm throwing away my razor.
Nice post,

Anonymous   03 Jan 08 - 10:36 AM

Morehouse wins, hands down...