Design a program because you want to, not just to address a point to a group of people. You should not care about what a small group of people want to assume. I do not understand why so many people feel they need to prove something, what does it help you fulfil? In any context, I would be more impressed, in any context, if they proved their capabilities in absence of verbally rubbing it in, or boasting. Just my opinion...
well hold on. there is a value in trying to prove something. Im writing a compiler to prove to myself i can. i wrote my website to prove to myself that i can make simple professional looking interfaces.
Yes, though what I am saying is that I find it a little silly when people put all their time and effort to do something only in an attempt to please others, or proving them wrong in situations unnecessary.
there is a value in trying to prove something
I personally feel this statement can be true or false depending on context.
Backslashes are used for closing tags in mark up languages, for example HTML, XML, and even forum tags. Typing /sarcasm can essentially be read as "end sarcasm"... I may be wrong about this but as far as I know that's where the /tag comes from, or at least what it means.
Viruses are pretty cool for educational purposes. It can help you learn about the system you're writing it for and even the language (Python, Java?). Also helps you realize methods of entry, most of them legitimate methods of execution (Browser plugin comes to mind).