Soldering (Was: Re: HP-IB, Amigo/cs80 ... )

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed Mar 10 17:03:05 CST 2010

On 10 Mar 2010 at 17:48, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> Coke (or Jolt!) is for Assembly and C and FORTRAN.  Pepsi is for
> PASCAL (and other languages I don't like ;-)  (Sugar vs Sugar-free is
> target-language agnostic.)  I suppose one could come up with a
> suitable cola match for FORTH and other less-commonly-encountered
> languages.

When Fry's opened their first electronics store in the Bay area, they 
were the cheapest place to buy Jolt cola by the caselot.  For a time, 
there was some bizarre chocolate-flavored diet soda (Canfields) that 
enjoyed a brief bit of popularity among the technoscenti.  I 
suspected that BASIC programmers drank it.  I thought it was 


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