xkcd achievements as programming class incentives: why not? I do admire Mr. Munroe for making jokes about some pretty esoteric topics and making them completely hilarious even to those of us who haven’t reached that level of that branch of nerdery. But I also remember with great joy the time that I installed Ubuntu on my new laptop a couple years ago, and suddenly realized “Oh my god, THIS is why “sudo make me a sandwich” is funny!”
Anyway, I’m taking this GIS web applications class this semester, and I was super pleased to see that the brilliant Click and Drag comic was replicated as an ArcGIS map, and I could half understand what was going on in the code. Whee!