Get on with the program
The Register has an article about COBOL. It’s mostly “COBOL is still alive!” and “You can still use COBOL” stuff. Nothing really interesting if you’re actually working with it, and keep updated, but I assume this is shocking or even horrifying news to people who think the world of computers starts and ends with AJAX.
Speaking of ancient languages, here’s something really bizzare. This blog has a neat-o post about Doctor Who special effects, including a detailed review of some of the code seen here and there on the TARDIS screen. Turns out that after writing the program for all those “high-tech” grapics seen on the TARDIS’ screen, they actually displayed the BASIC and Assembly code on said screens. It’s quirky, but then again, wasn’t the Terminator running on DOS?
As a side note, the world of gaming seems to be going, no, make that spiraling down, and fast. First came the announcement about a video game based on “Desperate Housewives“, and then came this Pokemon penis, er, stylus.