Armstrong vs. Stroustrup

Joe Armstrong <>
Mon May 17 16:13:31 CEST 2004


  You're joking - it was great -  the best bit was you standing in the
hole - we could release the transcripts :-)

	(joe)    "Hello Mike" 
	(mike)   "Hello Joe"
	(joe)    "Hello Robert"
	(robert) "Hello Joe"

  (Joe) and  there we uuuurrr uuummm  are errrr -  back in conference,
I'll just press this button and see what happens ...

	(mike)        "Hello Joe"
	(joe)         "Hello Mike"
	(mike)        "Hello Robert"
	(robert)      "Hello Mike" 
	(joe)         "Hello Robert"
	(robert)      "Hello Joe"
	(mike)        "Hello Robert AND Joe"
	(Joe and Robert together, 
	with amazed voices) 	"Hello Mike"

  Camera cuts  to Mike standing in  hole grinning like  a Cheshire cat
"We've just seen an err, umm example of errr ummm, our language ...."

  We  actually  wrote  the  script  -  which is  why  we're  still  in
programming and not script writing :-)

 /Joe



On 17 May 2004, Mike Williams wrote:

> As one of the main "actors" in "Erlang the Movie", I
> absolutely and categorically forbid its showing *anywhere*. If there
> was a competition for "turkey" short movies, I think we would win
> hands down.
> 
> So, please, please, please, forget we made that retched film in 1990!
> 
> I do have a copy of it in my safe, but I have forgotten the combination
> and put instructions in my will that it should be burnt following my
> demise.
> 
> /mike
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> In article <>,
>   (=?ISO-8859-1?Q?G=F6ran_B=E5ge?=) writes:
> |> Luke Gorrie wrote:
> |> > Eric Newhuis <> writes:
> |> > 
> |> > 
> |> >>Joe, when are you going to produce "The Design of Erlang" video?
> |> > 
> |> > 
> |> > Rumour has it that there lurks in the Ericsson archives a video known
> |> > as "Erlang: The Movie". Sounds like something worth digitising :-)
> |> > 
> |> 
> |> It's a classic,  "Hello Mike, Hello Joe ..."
> |> 
> |> -- 
> |> -- Goran
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> |>   Goran Bage
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> |> 
> 




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