In my CS101 course I have asked students to consider what e-waste is and how it impacts society. This is just one article I required them to read: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7543489.stm
The other day I mentioned php. Someone asked me what it stood for. I honestly didn't know. 'I just code or I just hack it' wasn't my best response! php (or PHP) stands for hypertext preprocessor. Correct. It's like a fool's errand. PHP actually is an acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor." What? Wait, what tomfoolery is this - that's recursive, people! Yes. Perhaps my "I just use it" stance is justified.
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