•… Linux is basically a DOS based OS.
•These days we are using 128 and 256 bit processors.
•A compiler is a software that converts code written in a particular programming language to machine code. To compile a program, you must hit ALT+F9. (It took me a while to realize he was talking about the Borland Turbo C++ IDE from 1992, a prehistoric compiler Indian colleges use for all C and C++ courses.)
•The object code generated by a C++ compiler is almost identical to that produced by a Java compiler.
•The first high level language was Ada, also known as Smalltalk. (This was a big WTF moment.)
•The second high level language was COBOL, which was an improvement over Ada. (Cringe, cringe, cringe.)
•FOTRAN came after COBOL. (No, “FOTRAN” is not a typo. This is what he said.)
•FOTRAN, COBOL, Ada and Smalltalk were not general purpose languages.
•This one is classic: C was the first language to run on UNIX systems. All languages before C ran only on Windows.
:P I taught that I'm the #1 wired person in this world, but it seems to be I'm
Text quoted originally from : http://blog.uncool.in/2009/01/19/computer-science-fail-higher-education-in-india/