OT email response format (was Re: TTL computing)

From: Christopher Smith <csmith_at_amdocs.com>
Date: Wed Apr 17 09:26:29 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doc [mailto:doc_at_mdrconsult.com]

> On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Christopher Smith wrote:

> > they really hate for people to put any software on their system
> > (typical windows-using mindset, but let's not get into that :),

> Umm, I had the misfortune to run a Windows9x network for a couple of
> years. 30+ machines and 50+ belligerently clueless
> archeologist users.
> If I could have stopped those idiots from installing *every* browser
> plugin that came along and $3 cut-out software, I'd have had half the
> repairs to do.
> That _is_ a Windows-admin mindset, borne of much painful experience.

I was wondering whether I would get this reply, and I have just one
thing to say to it:

You're absolutely right. I wouldn't trust people to *breathe* on a
windows machine, personally, because windows can't handle it. It was
the "windows using" part that I really dislike. The mindset is just
a symptom. ;)

Now if you'd like to talk about people who think that this is a
natural way for a computer to behave, that's something else entirely.

Ok, that was at least two things, I guess...


Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
Amdocs - Champaign, IL

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Received on Wed Apr 17 2002 - 09:26:29 BST

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