In Pictures: Developer divide, 19 generations of computer programmers

From punch cards to JavaScript, computing history owes everything to those who've programmed the machines

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JavaScript programmers (first generation) The first group of JavaScript programmers weren't really programmers but Web designers who needed their page to do a bit more. Many just wanted to check inputs, but a few ushered in the unending era of garish animations.

Other language of choice: HTML Special skill: Remembering to put the function between script tags Social media strategy: Going to a friend's GeoCities page Other career choice: Chain restaurant manager Rhetorical tic: "It works on IE 5.5 but not 6.0 yet." Clothing: Parachute pants Car: Ford Taurus Song: Beastie Boys' "So What'cha Want" Favorite artifact: Netscape Share Certificate

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