Ken Iverson was given unto us in 1920; a pioneer in computer science, he gave
us APL (actually not a bad language; it was, err, *concise* and grew on you
after a while[*]) which was used to develop the microcode for the /360 series.
My brother (a car freak) knew that I was into computers, and wanted me to work
out the final drive ratios of various gearbox and diff combinations etc. I
blew him away the next day with pages of output (he thought it would take me
ages) generated with a one-line APL\360 program :-)
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