The PERQ factor (was: One-upsmanship)

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Thu Apr 18 20:32:52 2002

Quothe Alex White, from writings of Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 08:52:58PM +0100:
> My computer's heavier than yours.

My computer is more PERQish than yours, and hence more hackish. It's
small enough to be called a personal computer and fit underneath a
desk; it's big enough that most people wouldn't want to attempt to put
it on a desk, although using one as a desktop computer would mean less
space for less interesting things on one's desk; it's heavy enough
that one wouldn't want to hear someone say "here, catch!"; it
dissipates enough heat to heat a room, with that heat dissipated by
several fans; it's microprogrammable; it runs various operating
systems, both single and multi-user; it makes the Apple Lisa look like
a boring child's toy; it has the power of an minicomputer; raster-op
graphics for fast and smooth animation; it's been know to shoot sparks
from tantalum capacitors; its rumored to work when it wants to - the
ultimate in artificial intelligence; engineered to the limits of the
timing capabilities of its chips; it's a PERQ.

I dare anyone without a classic PERQ workstation to attempt one-up
this one! ;-)

Copyright (C) 2001 R. D. Davis The difference between humans & other animals: 
All Rights Reserved            an unnatural belief that we're above Nature &  410-744-4900  her other creatures, using dogma to justify such         beliefs and to justify much human cruelty.
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