[This history of programming languages](http://james-iry.blogspot.com/2009/05/brief-incomplete-and-mostly-wrong.html) is hilarious:

> 1957 - John Backus and IBM create FORTRAN. There's nothing funny
> about IBM or FORTRAN. It is a syntax error to write FORTRAN while
> not wearing a blue tie.

and

> 1972 - Dennis Ritchie invents a powerful gun that shoots both
> forward and backward simultaneously. Not satisfied with the number
> of deaths and permanent maimings from that invention he invents C
> and Unix.

I wonder what IDL's entry would look like?

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