Programmers everywhere still squirm when they remember this scene from Hackers
It was Hollywood’s pathetic attempt to make programming look cool … And it was groan inducing scene.
Over the years my wife and I have taken a certain perverse pleasure in inspecting what code is used on-screen. And over time we have found that the code has gone from nonsense, to recognizable constructs, to valid but irrelevant programs.
The Holy Grail was software on-screen that was correct and relevant.
We have found our Grail. In Revolution, a TV show we like, a character approaches a biometric terminal. On the terminal is code.
My only thought was in the apocalypse, we will have no shortage of C++ programmers because C++, C++ is the correct answer.