A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 03, 2016
“Why did the programmer quit his job?"/"Because he didn’t get arrays.”

A popular computer programming joke is:

Q: Why did the programmer quit his job?
A: Because he didn’t get arrays (a raise).


The joke was cited on Twitter on August 17, 2009. Microsoft tweeted the joke in October 2014, but many pointed out a bias against female programmers.


Twitter
Rick Fleuren
‏@richyflowers
Q: Why did the programmer quit his job?  A: Because he didn’t get arrays.
5:31 AM - 17 Aug 2009

Twitter
Colin McCormick
‏@chief27
Q: Why did the programmer quit his job?
A: Because he didn’t get arrays.
7:27 PM - 27 Aug 2009

tonylea.com
10 Awesome Programming Jokes
by Tony on August 8, 2013
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Q: Why did the programmer quit his job?
A: Because he didn’t get arrays.

reddit
Why did the programmer quit his job? (self.3amjokes)
submitted November 28, 2013 by wuwu9
He didn’t get arrays.

CNET
Microsoft tweets ‘joke’ about raises (really)
The official Microsoft developer account decides to make fun of CEO Satya Nadella’s recent faux-pas in suggesting women shouldn’t ask for raises.

October 23, 2014 1:47 PM PDT
by Chris Matyszczyk @ChrisMatyszczyk
(...)
For the official Microsoft Developer Twitter account decided to emit this glorious item: “Why did the programmer quit his job? Because he didn’t get arrays. #devlife.”

And a thousand mathematically-minded humans snickered.

These would be the thousand mathematically-minded humans who hadn’t sniffed the doo-doo into which Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently stepped when he suggested at a women’s tech conference that women shouldn’t ask for raises, but should trust karma.

Tech Times
Microsoft tweets joke about raises, and no one is laughing
By Laura Rosenfeld, Tech Times | October 26, 2015 11:30 AM
(...)
Unfortunately, the Microsoft Developers Twitter account did the exact opposite of that earlier this week. On Oct. 23, the account sent out a tweet that said, “Why did the programmer quit his job? Because he didn’t get arrays. #devlife,” according to CNET.
(...)
Now this is probably just splitting hairs here, but when it’s widely known that men dominate the tech industry, you’re bound to upset some people over solely using the male pronoun. Although in this situation, it’s probably better that the Microsoft Developers account didn’t say, “Why did the programmer quit her job?” We all know what the answer to that question would have been, “Because Microsoft keeps devaluing the importance of women speaking up and asking for raises.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, March 03, 2016 • Permalink