Monday, March 24, 2008

The Hugo Award Nominees and Amusements

I was checking out the just-posted Hugo Nominees for 2007 - to make sure I ordered the paperback ones - and I find something completely amusing. You know how Amazon tracks these "statistically improbable phrases?"

Well, Charles Stross' Atrocity Archives generated the following-
basilisk gun, concrete cows, field ops, software audit, ...
at which point I spray my screen with coffee. Software audit? Since when does a software audit rank right up there in esoterica with basilisk guns? :) I guess I'm too much of a geek (reformed geek, now that I'm a bookseller).

Man, those Code Reviews I used to try not to sleep through must be more of a black art than I thought!! :)

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