Thursday, October 26, 2006

Only connect

Nerd Trivia.

Connect the Unabomber, pornography, Lord Byron, and a concurrent programming language.

Answer: David Gelernter

David Gelernter, professor at Yale, and a target of the Unabomber, invented the concurrent programming language Linda, named after Linda Lovelace (the star of Deep Throat) as a twisted sort of joke, as the only other woman to have a programming language named after her is also a Lovelace: Ada, daughter of Lord Byron.

You can't make this stuff up.

1 comment:

Don Quixote La Mancha said...

hey suratna that was great :-)

i did some trivia back in india but once i made up something that bugged people a lot. i like james Bond so made one on him.

WHATS COMMON BETWEEN JAMES BOND AND RUSSIA?

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