Wherein the “good old days” are revisited

Remember secretaries and drinking at work? And land-line telephones? And smoking inside? Blech! And an even more unequal society with even more thumbs on the scales?

My wife and I, when we first watched Mad Men:

Oy, Makefiles! And weird preprocessor tricks! And file-scoped variables/memory ownership? And everything is an int, sometimes pretending to be a char.

Me, reading C code, having last written valid, in-anger C code during college

The 1960s and 70s had some nice qualities, but some of them don't hold up to the nostalgia.

Adam Keys @therealadam