|10.1||A contact manager with persistence||211|
|10.2||Sending an email to a contact||219|
|10.3||A fake mail server||225|
Once, as I was zapping TV channels, I happened upon an unfamiliar soap opera. A man was saying to a woman, “We’re real people; we have real feelings.” If I had been following the program from the start, I would probably have been mildly amused by this. But coming in suddenly, it struck me how extraordinary a statement this was, a fictional character bombastically proclaiming himself real.
Working with software, we’re used to juggling the real and the unreal. In computing, it’s a matter of taste whether you consider anything real or not, other than hardware and moving electrons. ...