Flashback to the early 1980s, when this pilot fish is a mainframe Cobol programmer and the world is about to change.
"A friend had a contract to put up an inventory system for a local business, to run on one of the new PCs," fish says. "My friend bought a Cobol compiler and hired me to write the system.
"The compiler had bugs. I was used to dealing with IBM and DEC, so I called up the vendor and asked to be connected to the Cobol compiler department.
"The woman on the phone said, 'He's at lunch.'"
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