"This time of year, even the most hard-core geek thinks thoughts of festive cheer. And there's nothing like, oh, say, a beer, to enhance the mood of seasonal glee. And after a few beers comes the song. '99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer'... Oh - sorry - where was I? What, you ask, does such a scurrilous ditty have to do with serious developers? Well, nothing - except that it was the vector for an entertaining and informative experiment in programming."