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Trivia: Biographical Languages

Congratulations to Maciej Stachowiak and Paul Grayson who both knew that the parallel programming language "Linda" was named after Linda Lovelace, the star of the porn classic Deep Throat. The name was chosen in imitation of "Ada", which was named after Ada Lovelace, who has been called the first computer programmer for her work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine in the 1840s. Incidently, David Gerlernter, the Yale professor who created "Linda," was later the target of a Unabomb attack.

Maciej and Paul each win a pair of tickets and a large popcorn, both provided by LSC. Showing this weekend at LSC:

Fri 7 & 10 p.m. Operation Condor in 26-100

Fri 7:30 p.m. Goldfinger in 10-250

Sat 7 & 10 p.m. Cop Land in 26-100

Sun 4 & 7 p.m. Operation Condor / Cop Land in 26-100

This feature was brought to you by the CAC Program Board. Today's factoids provided by the MIT Quiz Bowl team.