L'ironie est le fond du caractere de la Providence
smd at icp.net
Thu Jul 11 01:19:18 UTC 1996
Chang'd loves are but chang'd sorts of meat,
And when he hath the kernel eat,
Who doth not fling away the shell?
Well, Elise is going to yell at me -- perhaps even in person -- for
abusing the mailing list, and I deserve it, but I can't help myself.
I like irony too much. Maybe the subject line (I figure that she likely
will recognize the source) will appease her a bit.
(So, Kai, no need to duck :) )
Anyway, the originator of this note should be lauded
for very sensibly restricting its audience, and I deserve
the blame for posting it here (with permission obtained
after much grovelling and pleading on my part), thinking
it was too good a line not to share.
> O please, o please, o please can I post this as a note from
> an anonymous person? O please o please o please?
> - --
> To: smd at sprint.net
> From: Someone You Wouldn't Expect
> The really odd thing about Metcalfe arguing for more control, more
> predictability, inevitable failure of distributed control, etc., is that it
> makes me think I've taken a time machine back in time to a slightly
> different universe where someone else invented ethernet and Metcalfe is
> promoting Token Ring.
> But since I'm not a North American Network Operator I'll keep my mouth shut
> in public.
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