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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