Use the Object Model, Luke
If Bill Gates lived A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far Far Away...
- Luke: "You used to program."
- Ben: "I was once a software engineer, the same as your father."
- Luke: "My father wasn't a software engineer. He was a custodian at
- Ben: "That's what your Uncle told you. He didn't hold with your father's
- ideals. He thought he should go to work. Not gotten a degree."
- Luke: "I wish I had known him."
- Ben: "He was a cunning object-oriented analyst, and the best systems
- programmer in the galaxy. I understand you've become quite a good
- hacker yourself. And he was a good friend. For over ten years the
- systems programmers created user interfaces. Before the dark
- times. Before Microsoft."
- Luke: "How did my father die?"
- Ben: "A young systems programmer named Bill Gates, who was a student
- until his mommy kicked him out of her basement, founded Microsoft
- and helped destroy the intuitive user interface. He betrayed and
- murdered the Macintosh. Gates was seduced by the Dark Side of
- Luke: "Money?"
- Ben: "Yes, Money is what gives a programmer his resources. It's an
- exchange system created by human beings. It surrounds us. Works
- for us. Binds the economy together. Which reminds me. Your father
- wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your Uncle
- wouldn't allow it. He thought you'd follow old Obi-Wan on some damn
- fool idealistic crusade."
- Luke: "What is it?"
- Ben: "It's an object modeling tool. The weapon of a systems programmer.
- Not as random or clumsy as a lexical parser. An elegant compiler
- for a more civilized age."
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