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From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Apr 3 22:17:53 1998

On Fri, 3 Apr 1998, Ward Donald Griffiths III wrote:

> The problem with these vague requests is that if the requestor doesn't
> know what it came from, he probably doesn't deserve the information.

Allow me to be blunt (like I need to ask) but this is a most assanine and
elitist attitude to take towards those requesting help with old hardware.
I would hope that we, being folks who possess unique knowledge of obsolete
computers, would harbor more helpful attitudes than the one exhibited

> etc. Why doesn't the requestor know where it came from? Is he a
> government agent who stole the data from a "suspect" (In .au now,
> probably wants to read the records of a gun retailer to track down
> the customers)?

Gee, why not ask and find out before making wild-assed assumptions like

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