It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a “DestroyBaghdad” procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a “DestroyCity” procedure, to which “Baghdad” could be given as a parameter.

Nathaniel Borenstein (b. 1957) American research scientist, programmer, writer
“Computational Mail as Network Infrastructure for Computer-Supported Cooperative Work,” Footnote 1 (1992)

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