[nycphp-talk] Never heard that term: Viet Nam of programming

David Mintz dmintz at
Wed Jan 24 14:50:00 EST 2007

On Wed, 24 Jan 2007, tedd wrote:

> Interesting characterization -- Obviously, it's not Vietnam, but
> instead those who served in Vietnam that are the object of that
> characterization.  Are Vietnam Vets commonly thought of as "getting
> hooked on it and start dreaming big dreams and nothing gets done"?
> Just wondering why Vietnam Vets are thought of in such terms.

tedd, I think if you re-read carefully you will see that

> At 8:01 AM -0500 1/24/07, Kenneth Downs wrote:
> [...]My own analogy before hearing this one was "heroin
> >for programmers", they get hooked on it and start dreaming big
> >dreams and nothing gets done.

and there is no offense or disrespect in there at all.

David Mintz

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