"There is a story called "The Tower of Babel". It is
based in ancient times where all people spoke the same language and
made a decision to build a tower to reach the heavens. Then,
according to the story, the big guy from above saw their hubris and
decided to scramble their languages and spread these people around
like Vegemite on toast. If you don't know what Vegemite is then
beware of Australians offering sandwiches :)
"In the computing world there are many different languages. All
these languages have a single purpose. To make the hardware do what
we want. It gives a very powerful rush when we realise that, for
the first time, we have been able to command and bend to our will a
mysterious electronic brain. For some that rush never goes away and
they become programmers.
"Now a computing language is just that, a language."