Pretty much every name offers some possibility for being turned into a schoolyard taunt. But even though I’m an adult who left the schoolyard decades ago, my name still inspires giggles among the technologically minded. My last name is “Null,” and it comes preloaded with entertainment value.
The article reminds of all the funny stories in “Humans Vs Computers” by Gojko Adzic.
I think it’s a good reminder that even though we talk a lot about how to ensure quality in our code, stupid mistakes happen … a lot. And that at the other end actual people have to “suffer” from all the weird issues which crop up in everyday software.