Next fall I’m  teaching a course in basic web development.  HTML, intro to CSS, that sort of thing.  A student emailed me and said there was a prerequisite that he’d never heard, and asked me what it was.  I didn’t know either, since there shouldn’t have been any.  The  school switched course management tools this year, and there are a few bugs, so I wrote to the guy in charge of that and asked him what the prerequisite was for my class.

Turns out it was COBOL.

4 thoughts on “Funny thing

  1. { heaps coals of anger and mortal indignity at anyone who would require COBOL for *anything* }

    Death to COBOL!!! The one computer language I’ve learned that I wish I could completely scrape all knowledge of from my mind…..

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