– There is a programming language called Java.
– There is an interpreter for the programming language Java that is sort of built in to most web browsers, or was.
– THESE TWO PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES HAVE ALMOST NOTHING TO DO WITH EACH OTHER
Fortunately, it turned out that Brendan was a cool genius and he secretly designed a cool programming language and dressed it up in some vaguely Java-looking disguises, kind of like how children will sometimes wear a huge cloak and stand on top of one another in order to get into R-rated films.
posted by jeb at 7:05 PM on September 7 [284 favorites]