I didn't understand anything except for the bit about the Eskimos. But apparently most Eskimo languages have no more words for snow than English its just that they join two words together to make a single word like coldsnow or wetsnow. So put like that they
could make infinite words for snow.
Hey, it's the same in German, so we are like Eskimos...
Hmm, I really would have liked to see the stuff shown in this video to be part of WinForms 3.5.
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the improvements for C++ programmers, but it further complicates the MS UI technology landscape.
To achieve Office 2007 look & feel in managed code, you have to rely on 3rd party WinForms controls. WPF is the way to go in the future, but currently lacks a variety of controls we got used to in WinForms.
So it boils down to the problem that the managed UI world is in a transitioning phase between (old) WinForms 2.0 and (new) WPF, and in between is a large gap that ironically C++/MFC seems to fill perfectly (although only conceptually, since the technology is
not usable from managed code).
I really liked this video, it sends a positive message to the people in the industry in general and women about to enter this industry in particular.
But I'm wondering if it's enough to put such videos on C9 alone. Aren't most of the people visiting here already in IT? Wouldn't it be a good idea to put the video at least on C8, too, where the intended audience are students? And maybe an abridged version