By: Daniel Lindley
Publication: VACB (Virginia Association of Community Banks)The Community Banker, Fall 2018
In 1984, a fantasy movie involving a young boy, a rock-eater, a weird dog-dragon hybrid, an entity known as The Nothing, and an assortment of other strange characters was released. This movie, titled The NeverEnding Story, is remembered by many people not only because of the story itself but because of the main title track which lingers long after the credits have rolled. After watching the movie, one could be caught belting out "NeverEnding Stooooooryyyyyyyy! Ah, ah, ah!" for anyone nearby to listen. While this song is easily adapted for a number of tasks in everyday life (never ending laundry, dishes, or bills), for those in IT roles it has become "NeverEnding Paaaaaattccheeeeees!"