An unfortunate manager just called C “a seriously vintage language” on our internal message board and he is getting roasted.

@ejk ...not wrong, though? I mean there are languages that are "more vintage" than C but you can't even get the clay tablets anymore.

@jsiehler @ejk Hammers have been around for tens of thousands of years, if not hundreds of thousands of years. Yet there are still in use. And will likely remain so for the foreseeable future.

Just because something is old, doesn't mean it's outdated.

@attilakinali "Just because something is old, doesn't mean it's outdated" -- my continued employment depends very heavily on this principle.


@publius I'm pretty sure this is exactly how a lot of people here (including the majority of students and administrators) view the mathematics faculty – except with slide rules instead of computers.

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