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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

In praise of "internalization"

Computer programmers, especially the not-so-fortunate ones, are condemned to life of monotonous coding, the key to which lies in three strategically located keys - Ctrl, C and V.

"So, which project are you working for?"
"ABC-ZYX, Inc."
"Oh, that Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V thing? Poor you!"
Well, not any longer. We are all "internalizing" - the fine art of looking too much into something, and then deciding to pass it off as our own. Many thanks to Kaavya Viswanathan, our deliverer! You made us discover ourselves!

5 Comments:

Blogger jvpoirot said...

hi vijay krishna

this is simply superb! do you think her 'second' book will be released after all this? wonder from whom she 'internalised' that from!

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jvpoirot

4/27/2006 02:06:00 AM  
Blogger Subro said...

@jvpoirot: Hi. just before we clarify what has happened let's not brand the girl as a felony or speculate who's work she going to copy next. Mistakes develop character.

4/28/2006 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Vijay Krishna said...

@Poirot: Thanks.

@Subro: I'm sure she is much better than that. But the odds are overwhelmingly against her. In any case, we can't rob a bank, in order to develop character, can we?

4/28/2006 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Subro said...

@VK: very true.

4/28/2006 09:26:00 PM  
Blogger jvpoirot said...

hi subro

i meant that since she has already finished her second book and wrote both at the same time , she must have taken things easy and would not have thought that someone would find out her cheating.
thst's why...

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jvpoirot

4/29/2006 01:04:00 AM  

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