The overwhelming majority of languages used today have been a part of worldwide communication for centuries. Yet the one that is used most commonly today has only been around for about one. Computer programming is the language of today, coming in many forms for millions of different purposes.
There have been numerous programming languages introduced to the world, yet only a select number have been widely accepted. What sets one apart from the rest? The answer claims one engineer lies in the beard.
While academics scratch their heads and comb through mountains of data trying to figure out the reasons behind the disparity, the answer may be lying right at their chins. Some believe that it has to do with how well the language is documented. Others think that it is a lack of time to learn more than a handful of programming tools. Or it could be that like with many academics, clever things get developed, but have no practical use.
One man has a completely different theory. According to Tamir Kahson it is all about the beard.
If you look back in computer programming history, you find a direct correlation between the success of a computer programming language and the size of the creators beard. C is one of the best examples of this. Developed in the late ‘60’s, C is one of the most successful computer languages of all time, and still remains the world’s most popular computer language. Incredibly, the creators both had fantastic beards throughout the programs development.
Then there is Java, which we all know in one form or another. Java helps power your android devices, and is responsible for video applications on cloud networks. The second most popular computing program ever created was also designed by a man who had a deep understanding of beard grooming tips. James Gosling may not have known how to use a beard trimmer, but he certainly knew what made for good computer language.
Last on our list is Lisp, which is also the second oldest computer programming language still in use. Its designer is said to have had one of the most epic beards ever to be worn by a computing geek.
It would look as though if you want to have any chance at success in computer programming, you need to trade in your shaving cream for some beard balm and go out to pick up a beard brush immediately. It may be there that you find the secret formula which makes for developing a brand new language that will still be in use centuries from now.