Rise and Shine Mr. Dijkstra. Rise and Shine.

Gordon Freeman is a fictional character, the main protagonist of the Half-Life video game series. He is a theoretical physicist (Ph.D. from MIT)

Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Dijkstra studied theoretical physics at Leiden University

(Left) E.W. Dijkstra, (Right) Gordon Freeman. They are almost the same person.

He even has the same exact god damned glasses.  I bet they both hate COBOL too.

Kind of.  In reality, Dijkstra was a famous computer scientist who didn’t actually try to liberate humanity from space aliens, but from GOTO statements.  And the only crowbar he wielded was a rhetorical one.

Several people have told me that my inability to suffer fools gladly is one of my main weaknesses. – Edsger W. Dijkstra

I’d like to think that Gordon Freeman is Valve’s interpretation of Dijkstra if he decided to stick with the theoretical physics though.


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