Talk:Rob Pike

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The article should also link to his small usenet prank as Mark V Shaney


The article attributes -- "I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck." Well, Henry Spencer was saying something very similar to this about 20 years ago. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Geo Swan (talkcontribs)

None of the quotes have references. This is something that should be addressed at some point. -- Gnetwerker 21:31, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Roman numberals[edit]

  • "Object-oriented design is the roman numerals of computing." - in 9fans

Cannot find a single reference to this attributed to Pike. -- Gnetwerker 21:38, 14 March 2006 (UTC)


The text says:

As a joke Pike claimed to have won the 1980 Olympic silver medal in Archery; however, Canada boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Is this something we really need to have in the article - things that Pike did not do?

If we must have this line, can we at least give it some depth? When did Pike make this claim? Why? Did he pick Archery by random, or does he really take special interest in Archery? (talk) 21:39, 16 August 2008 (UTC)


From the text:

It is often claimed that Pike won the 1980 Olympic silver medal in Archery; however, this is untrue. The United States boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics. Pike, a Canadian citizen, currently works for Google.

Just a curiosity. If Pike is a Canadian citizen, then who cares if US boycotted the Olympics? Not being an US citezen, he could have won that silver medal. Did he? Or I am missing something? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Canada also boycotted the 1980 olympics, I clarified that in the page now Lost Goblin 16:37, 23 January 2006 (UTC)