technology has warped my brain

Today I was moving a bunch of files around for a new project. I had to copy several directories worth of code and images from a mounted remote disk to my home directory. Here's what I typed:

cp -r * ~

What scares me isn't that the syntax is so arcane and meaningless. What scares me is that I typed it out and understood it without a second thought. My brain has truly been warped by programming for the last 15 years.

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Posted June 17th, 2005