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NewsWas Javascript really made in 10 days? Pin
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Eddy Vluggen wrote:
For the intelligent reader, which version of the world is this?
I was unable to find a link to Release 2.5, which I believe dates back to the (early?) 1990s. So I copy it from my archives:

GENESIS
Release 2.5
By Michael Coleman

In the Beginning the Project Manager created the Programming Staff. The
Programming Staff was without form and structure. And the Project Manager
said, "Let there be Organization;" And there was Organization. And the
Project Manager saw that Organization was good; And the Project Manager
separated the workers from the supervisors, and he called the Supervisors
"Management," and he called the workers "Exempt."

And the Project Manager said, "Let there be a mission in the midst of the
Organization, and let it separate the workers, one from another." And the
Project Manager created the mission and he called it "The System." And the
Project Manager separated those who were to benefit from The System from
those who were to build it. And he called the former "Users," and he called the
latter "Programmers."

And the Project Manager said, "Let all the Programmers in the Organization
be gathered together into one place, and let a Chief Programmer be brought
up to lead them." And it was so. And the Project Manager saw that he was
competent.

And the Project Manager said unto the Chief Programmer, "Create for me a
schedule, so that I may look upon the schedule and know the Due Date." And
the Chief Programmer went among his staff and consulted with them. And the
staff was divided into two parts, one part called "Analysts" and the other part
called "Application Programmers." And the Analysts went back to their desks
and estimated, as was their custom. And it came to pass that each Analyst
brought his estimate to the Chief Programmer, whereupon he collected them,
summarized them, and drew a PERT CHART.

And the Chief Programmer went unto the Project Manager and presented
unto him the estimate saying, "It shall take ten months." And the Project
Manager was not pleased and said, "I have brought you up from the depths of
Staff; you have not grasped the "Big Picture." And the Project Manager hired
consultants and authorized overtime, and he said to the Chief Programmer,
"Behold, see all that I have done! The Due Date will be in FIVE months!" The
Chief Programmer was much impressed and went from before the Project
Manager to implement The System.

And the Chief Programmer sent his Analysts to the Users and said, "Let
Specifications be written!" And there were meetings, and lunches, and
telephone calls, And the Specifications were written, And there was a Payday
and the Happy Hour, one month.

And the Chief Programmer examined the Specifications and saw that they
were too ambitious. And he separated the mandatory features from the
optional features; And he called the mandatory features "Requirements," and
he called the optional features "Deferred," and the Users called him names.
And the Chief Programmer gave the Specifications to the Analysts and said,
"Let the Requirements be analyzed and let the files be designed." And it was
so. And the Chief Programmer said, "Let the Software Houses put forth their
Salesmen, and let us have a Data Management System." And it was so. The
Software Houses brought forth all manner of Salesmen who presented their
packages, and claimed wondrous things for them, each according to his own
file structure. And it came to pass that a Data Management System was
selected; And the Chief Programmer saw that it was good. And there was a
Payday and the Happy Hour, a second month.

And the Chief Programmer said, "Let the System be divided into parts, and let
each part become a Module. And let programming teams be formed and let
each be assigned to write a Module." And it was so. And the Chief Programmer
created the programming teams with two levels, a greater and a lesser; and he
called the greater the "Senior Programmers" and he called the lesser the
"Junior Programmers." And he gave the greater dominion over the lesser. And
the Chief Programmer saw it was good. And the Senior Programmers saw it
was good. And the Junior Programmers saw it differently. And there was a
Payday and the Happy Hour, a third month.

And the Chief Programmer said, "Let the programming be started and let
much overtime be consumed, for there is but two months left." And the
Programmers, both the greater and the lesser, were much afraid and they
strove to please the Chief Programmer. And they flowcharted, and they coded,
each in his own fashion. And the Chief Programmer looked upon the work and
liked it not. And the Chief Programmer said, "Let there be a Standard;" And
there was a Standard. And the Programmers looked upon the Standard and
liked it not. And there was a Payday and the Happy Hour, a fourth month.

And the Chief Programmer said, "Let there be Progress Reports, so we can
monitor and control;" And there were Progress Reports. And the Chief
Programmer looked upon the Progress Reports and saw that the Due Date was
not to be met. And the Chief Programmer arose, bought a suit, shaved his
beard and went unto the Project Manager, and groveled. And the Chief
Programmer pointed his fingers, and caused Blame to issue forth upon all
manner of creatures who sold Hardware and Software. And the Chief
Programmer asked for an Extension.

And the Project Manager was exceedingly angry, and cast doubts upon the
Chief Programmer's ancestry, and did utter a multitude of threats. But it came
to pass that an Extension was granted; And the Chief Programmer took the
extension back to the programming teams and there was much rejoicing. And
the programming of the Modules was completed. And there was a Payday and
the Happy Hour, the fifth month.

And the Chief Programmer said, "Let the Modules be integrated, one with
another, so that System Testing may begin." And it was so. Two by two, the
Modules were integrated, one with another. And great difficulties were
experienced, and many hours of overtime were used, and many cups of coffee
were consumed. And it came to pass that System Testing was completed. And
there was a Payday and the Happy Hour, the sixth month.

Then the Chief Programmer did go unto the Project Manager, and said,
"Behold, I bring you tidings of great joy which will come to all Users; for on
this day The System is completed." And suddenly there was with them a
multitude of Users praising the Chief Programmer saying,

"Glory be to The System in the highest, but can you make this one small change?"
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NewsCan generative AI solve computer science's greatest unsolved problem? Pin
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