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Aug 2, 2006, 6:49am

I thought we could separate this out as a topic.
In the message board Jasper suggested "the camel from the cover of Programming Perl". timspalding and andyl thought that "rather Perl-specific" and asked for a "language neutral image".

Aug 2, 2006, 6:57am

If a book is to be used the best from my collection would be the Mighty Micro by Christopher Evans.

But is someone can provide one, my choice would be an obsolete piece of computing equipment, e.g. a unipunch, teletype, or core store.

Aug 2, 2006, 6:58am

Pehaps jasper could start Purley Programmers and use the Camel!

Aug 2, 2006, 7:00am

Sorry of course I meant Perly

Aug 2, 2006, 1:09pm

How about a picture of a programmer? Like Ada Lovelace or Grace Hopper.

If you want irony, then a man with sideburns in a green polyester suit with a wide tie holding a lineprinter listing and leaning over a woman with long straight hair in an orange miniskirt seated at a teletype. Basically, every computer ad of the early 1970s.

I think I may be showing my age.

Aug 2, 2006, 1:24pm

How bout this:


Aug 3, 2006, 12:34am

I love that animation, although - while it may be appropriate - it's probably not the best way to represent ourselves ;)

You can't get much more platform and language neutral than an abacus, right? Otherwise, something similarly abstract like a string of binary digits, perhaps?

Or maybe a depiction of a camel, a python and a cuckoo (see Programming PHP) in a three-way tryst? ;)

Aug 3, 2006, 3:41am

In my experience, a picture of some sort of bug might be most appropriate... ;)

Aug 3, 2006, 7:09am

Yes, I vote the bug. How about the canonical MIT moth?

Aug 3, 2006, 10:31am

OK I have put the photo of the first real "bug" (grabbed from wikipedia) up as the image for this group.

Aug 3, 2006, 4:56pm


Aug 3, 2006, 8:36pm

Heh, I like that.

Aug 3, 2006, 9:39pm

I like it. Good choice.

Aug 7, 2006, 6:37pm

Fantastic, glad I could help ;)

Off on holiday now (well, honeymoon actually), and I've been forbidden from taking any programming books with me! How will I cope...?

Aug 8, 2006, 1:47am

Perhaps the interminable sex will act as a palliative.

Aug 13, 2006, 8:21am

Getting wildly off-topic here, but my wife "had a visitor" (what a euphemism!) during our wedding reception. Oh well.. we got a fair bit of reading done on our honeymoon ;)