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Mike Moyle Silver badge

Re: I wonder

"what was the pressing need they were trying to fulfill inventing this stuff."

I don't KNOW what was in the original programmers' minds, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out that the process started out as a late-night, drunken " '...wouldn't it be a neat hack if we could...', 'Y'know... I'll bet if we...' " conversation that they had the misfortune to remember the next morning.

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