Otaku Links: Brief, incomplete, and mostly wrong


1801 – Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruct a loom to weave “hello, world” into a tapestry. Redditers of the time are not impressed due to the lack of tail call recursion, concurrency, or proper capitalization.

(Illustration via ihomicide.)

  • http://www.mangatherapy.com Manga Therapy

    What if the otaku is ACTUALLY Japanese? :P We do have those folks here in the U.S. I know a few of them.

  • Zoe Le Loir

    The untrue history of programming was great! I really loved the part about Perl.

    Hmmm… And now I’m sitting here asking myself if Is Little Witch Academia an anime yet? *sigh*

  • http://www.maverynthia.com Maverynthia

    So basically completely culturally appropriate and exotify Japan rather than just liking anime. Got it! Be the ULTIMATE otaku.
    No really it’s OK to like anime and not really like Japan, not have an interest in the language or culture. However if you are watching anime it’s good to RESPECT the language and culture.
    Also getting married is JUST LIKE being a disabled person!

    • http://www.otakujournalist.com Lauren Orsini

      Sorry you’re offended, Mav. Is “lame” an ableist word now and I wasn’t aware?