it’s important to, in some sense, appreciate. So if we think about life after this class, let’sfirst kind of deal with some of the short-term logistical kinds of things. Like, you justtook this class; you might think, well, there’s probably a couple things you think. Youthink, “Hey, Miron, that was kind of interesting, I might consider taking 106b.” Youmight consider, “Hey, Miron, that was interesting, I might actually considering minoringor majoring in computer science.” And you might say, “Hey, Miron, that was interesting,in the same way, for example, that dropping a brick on my head is interesting, and I’mgonna run screaming.”And if you’re thinking the third option, I apologize, because that was not the point of thisclass, but here’s a few things that you can potentially think about, even if you’re in thethird option and definitely some things to think about for the first two options. And Iguess there was also that option of the, “Oh, I got the general education requirements outof the way and now I will go on figuring out what to do with the rest of my life,” and if that’s the case, you should pay attention as well. So what happens after 106a? So here’scs106a, this is where we’re all sort of happy, and we’re scrappy and we’re making socialnetworks, and life after this kind of, you know, your next immediate step is actuallypretty clear. There’s a class cs106b, that’s called Programming Abstractions, which is thenext class to take. And that class is on a language called C++, so you’ll learn a wholenew language, although, you’ll realize when you actually CC++, that a whole bunch of things in it are just the same as Java. Whole notions of parameter passing and methods,and decomposition and objects, all those same things exist in here. Okay. But you alsowill get with this class called Programming Abstractions because, so far, what we’vedone is used a lot of extractions. There you get into a whole bunch of tradeoffs with howyou can make things run more quickly versus perhaps using more memory versusdifferent kinds of programming techniques that actually come up. There’s also somereally cool ideas that come up in here, which are just sort of mind blowing ideas, which isthe notion – for example, one of them is called recursion, which is so far we havemethods and methods call other methods and they call other methods. What if a methodcalled itself? That’s kind of weird, Miron. Why would a method call itself? Because somefunctions are defined in terms of themselves. Right?If you kind of think about the factorial function – anyone remember this function? The“N” function. Right? This is N factorial. And all this really is – sorry if I just shatteredyour ear drums, is N times N minus 1 times N minus 2 times….times 1. You just multiplyeverything together. That’s where [inaudible] all about. You can define a function interms of itself. And it turns out, yeah, a factorial, that’s kind of a simple way tounderstand it. It turns out that this is a hugely powerful concept that allows you to do allkinds of things, and this is kind of another cool thing you get in cs106b. Okay. Now, youmight say, “Okay, Miron, that’s still sounding like programming to me, even though I’mlearning these cool concepts, isn’t that just a programming class,” and in some sense,yeah, this is a programming class. There’s other options that are also available to younow that kind of fall into the category of being part of the CS major or the CS minor. Aset of classes called cs103. And cs103 come in a different couple different flavors, like,vanilla, grape and pork – no, they come in those in a, b sequence and there’s [inaudible] –I can’t think of anything in the world that would come in those three flavors.