This Guy Should Be The Patron Saint of Coders

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“Once, in the last century, in the Cambria Iron Works at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, after working for months to build an unorthodox new machine for steel production, the engineer in charge, John Fritz, said at last, ‘All right boys, let’s start it up and see why it doesn’t work.’

  • Earl Wertheimer
  • box_500

    Hence the expression "On the Fritz"

  • ErikTheRed

    On the Fritz < On the Ritz.

  • J Crain

    Thanks.

  • In the 1960s, after a series of failures at Cape Canaveral, a rocket test launch was finally successful. A message was sent to the engineers at Cape Canaveral: "What went right?"

  • herdgadfly

    All-Time Best Error Message from old-timey mini-computers - circa 1970s:

    When a Texas Instruments 990 minicomputer was on the verge of crashing, the error message read: "SHUT 'ER DOWN, CLANCY, SHE'S PUMPING MUD!"