Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003


I've seen a rash of TV ads for the new, colorful $20 bill. They don't seem geared toward educating people so they don't think the new bills are counterfeit, but rather they seem to be trying to make people feel good about the new bills -- to sell them, if you will. Like, what? Is there a danger that people are going to stop spending them? Or that they're going to go with some other, competing money? Things like this remind me of the scene in The American President where some cabinet member is trying to justify a $40M appropriation for a campaign to make people feel good about the American car they've already bought. (Update 10-27-03: Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks an ad for money is rather
silly.)

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