This article (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190919-the-maze-puzzle-hidden-within-an-early-video-game?utm_source=pocket-newtab) on a previously unknown (and still not understood) maze-generating algorithm burred in an 1982 Atari game is a perfect example of the Academia vs Business #xkcd in action:
@codesections This is yet another thing we lose when proprietary software is the norm 😕
This is incredible, though! 😃
I never thought I'd hear of actual programmer archeologists in my lifetime 🤨
@codesections I'm not a fan of this antagonising academia meme in programmer circles. If anything, that xkcd tells that work in industry can be abusive.
> I'm not a fan of this antagonising academia meme in programmer circles. If anything, that xkcd tells that work in industry can be abusive.
I'm not quite sure I follow you—I don't think I know what meme you're talking about.
For what it's worth, I read both the XKCD and the article as a bit critical of business—so many great ideas are lost/unappreciated there, as both the comic and story point out.
So certainly no antagonism towards academia comming from me!
@codesections Oh, sorry then!
I've noticed such trend, especially in HN I guess, back when I was active there. There are people who believe CS researchers don't really do anything useful, and that the programming they do isn't "real programming".
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