[OT] NT, software reliability, and the lack thereof.

From: Derek Peschel <dpeschel_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Mon Mar 15 22:27:43 1999

Sellam Ismail wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Ward D. Griffiths III wrote:

> > Well, Micros~1 assures us that they have a stable server operating
> ^^^^^^^^
> Didn't anyone else realize how clever that was? :)
> Sellam Alternate e-mail: dastar_at_siconic.com

Yes, I did... but I had just seen the same joke on alt.folklore.computers,
so I wondered if this was a copy.

Now the _real_ stoke of genius was the reply article (see below).

-- Derek

Article 213068 of alt.folklore.computers:
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From: Dave Daniels <a__fake__address_at_127.0.0.1>
Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers
Subject: Re: Unix case-sensitivity: how did it originate?
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 19:32:32 GMT
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In article <Pine.LNX.4.10.9903151346270.2517-100000_at_mozell.hib.no>, Eivind
<db96ek_at_oliven.hib.no> wrote:
> And in the official way to spell the name of the largest sw company on
> the planet: Micros~1


If they end up split into baby Micro~1s, as has been suggested,
they could be Micros~1, Micros~2, Micros~3 and Micros~4.

(Hmm... That's a thought... Does that mean that they will be hard to
tell apart?)

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