Weapons of mass construction
Missed this April Fool’s joke from Bluespec last week while attending Globalpress. The pun focused on atomic transaction which relate to actions in a single, indivisible transaction. Apparently, atomic transactions show promise in the next generation of programming languages for multi-core apps. [Same idea as atomicity from database designs. One of Date's principle structures in databases.]
At any rate, Bluespec had a little fun with the phase: “I’m puzzled how they came to this misunderstanding about our technology. We’ve never, nor will we ever, split an atom. The transactions are atomic dag-nabbit – that’s the point!” reacted Rishiyur S. Nikhil, CTO of Bluespec, Inc
Nicely done, Bluespec!