The programmer breaks his intense concentration only to attend Star Trek conventions and watch Monty Python reruns.
Once again, this is a dated sterotype, still embraced perhaps by those that for some twisted reason want to be perceived by others as programmers. For my money, South Park, Futurama, the Matrix and the LOTR are where it's been at for many years now.
He is sometimes regarded as an indispensable genius, sometimes as an eccentric artist.
But more usually he is regarded as a *.
Vital information is stored in his head and his head alone.
This is still true. Not for lack of trying mind you. Oh for an expressive programming language!
I dont know what your beef is, but there are a lot of people that are not that knowlegble as you apparently are.
Flattery will get you everywhere. My 'beef' was being lectured about control stuctures in Visual Basic, aggrivated by the fact that you didn't even comment on why you felt this was necessary (when, in my view, it wasn't, or at least appeared to miss the point).
“A prudent question is one-half wisdom.”
That's cute. What's the other half? What of a question that is not prudent? What of statements out of context?