Real bioinformaticians and old bioinformaticians

A passing mention of the phrase 'real bioinformaticians' by Michael Hoffman (@michaelhoffman) yesterday, prompted me to elevate the concept to be worthy of its own hashtag. This is what happened next:

You will notice that Sara G's response (@sargoshoe) humorously introduced the concept of #oldbioinformaticians, and this in turn spawned an even longer set of tweets (see below). I think that many of the more — how shall we put this — wise and distinguished members of the bioinformatics community, enjoyed the chance for a trip down memory lane.