The Misplaced Comma: Programmers’ Tales and Traditions


Programmers do not exist in isolation and there is communication between them about the technical aspects of their work. Sometimes this takes the form of stories and anecdotes and this paper suggests that study of these programmers’ tales and how they spread could provide useful insights into how programmers perceive their work.

Proceedings of the 14th Annual Workshop of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group, PPIG 2002
Jim Webber
Jim Webber
Chief Scientist

I’m a computer scientist interested in fault-tolerance for graph databases.