Otaku Links: Brief, incomplete, and mostly wrong

17 May 2013 | 4 comments


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.)

4 comments on “Otaku Links: Brief, incomplete, and mostly wrong

  • 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 says:

    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*

  • Maverynthia says:

    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!

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