I was just wasting time with TVTropes and, on the page
across this quote:
The editor of one early (late 1970s) British computer magazine
persistently claimed that the difference between compilers and
interpreters was "academic", even in the face of corrections from
knowledgeable readers, until one month he learned the hard way just
how wrong he was, by wasting three pages of the mag on a worthless
hex-dump of the workspace of a BASIC interpreter. The mag didn't
last very much longer after that issue.
Does anyone know what magazine this was? I'm not sure I understand what
the hex dump thing is all about.