Who needs these newfangled blobs?


When I was a kid, I went to school in a one-room schoolhouse heated by a wood stove and had to walk 5 miles through the snow to get there.  If you didn't know an answer, the teacher (they called him the master) hit you with a birch rod.  And all our CS assignments had to be written in COBOL.  But now young people think they're sooo cool, they don't write letters -- nooo, it's e-mail -- and they don't write compositions -- nooo, it's blobs.  What are these blobs anyway?  When I was coming up, a blob was some kind of gelatinous mass we used to fish out of the pond when the sunnies weren't biting.  Now they're saying ...  What?  Never mind ...


Baby Script


Comments (4)

  1. typoo says:

    Hooray! I was wondering why you weren’t blogging yet. I thought maybe the MSDN guys wouldn’t let you in….

  2. Greg Stemp says:

    Actually, if the MSDN guys knew who we were, the probably WOULDN’T let us in! Best we keep this our little secret, eh?

  3. Mo says:

    Perhaps the answer to "what is a blob?" shows your age. For me, it’s a "Binary Large OBject". The first time I heard of one was reading Borland documentation for Paradox (on paper, no less!)

    Before that, The Blob was just a horror movie..

  4. Greg Stemp says:

    What, are you implying that the Scripting Guys are old?!? Why, if I could just fine my cane I would give you such a thrashing …. Tarnation!

Skip to main content