A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages
Joyce Park stashed this in Code
Impressive erudition with a gloss of mischief!
1972 - Dennis Ritchie invents a powerful gun that shoots both forward and backward simultaneously. Not satisfied with the number of deaths and permanent maimings from that invention he invents C and Unix.
1995 - At a neighborhood Italian restaurant Rasmus Lerdorf realizes that his plate of spaghetti is an excellent model for understanding the World Wide Web and that web applications should mimic their medium. On the back of his napkin he designs Programmable Hyperlinked Pasta (PHP). PHP documentation remains on that napkin to this day.
"It is a syntax error to write FORTRAN while not wearing a blue tie." Brilliant!