So, I was watching an old "classic" gangster movie, New Jack City, the other day and while watching it I noticed some dialogue I hadn't noticed before, about 44 minutes into the movie:
This kid's been bringing us business.
I'd like to take a shot at one of those computer terminals.
Can you program Pascal?
Now, I work as a developer and even though I don't have experience with Pascal as such I was wondering two things:
First, what on earth is a drug cartel doing programming Pascal?
And second, what is a drug cartel from 1991 doing programming Pascal?
Well, perhaps they did some very drug-related CRM programming but why? And when the police storms the building, they are all rushing to remove the Floppy Disks only which would be strange if the actual data was saved on hard drives.
It just stand out to me as a really weird thing to do at a drug cartel..