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Some incredible things have been done with computers, but they generally don't lead to fame for the programmer, per se. No matter how cool the program is that you had a hand in creating, you're almost certainly nowhere near that cool yourself. However, there is the occasional case of you building something really revolutionary that forces people to sit up and take notice. For example, a program that orders people to sit up and take notice.