Give thanks to the programmers, I say! Does that sound arrogant, coming from someone who earns much of his living as a lighting programmer, the breed that takes a lighting designer's vision and translates it into the practicalities of how a lighting console talks to a bunch of lights, or moving lights, or video projectors, or whatever? Or maybe we're “board operators with air miles,” as one student recently described programmers. Maybe. I'm not giving thanks to myself but to the people so ...

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