He's baaaaaaack...

Jay R. Ashworth jra at scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us
Thu Aug 13 22:35:19 UTC 1998

On Thu, Aug 13, 1998 at 03:25:48PM -0700, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
> >> (Those who don't get the reference, go find a short song called
> >> Alices Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie)
> >
> >For sufficiently large versions of "short; the song is like, what, 14
> >minutes long?
> short, it is not!
> Closer to 45 minutes <grin>, I can still pick it. A verse is itself
> difficult, as it requires "finger-style" picking, but after the ump-teenth
> go'round, the hands start to lose track of where they are, due to the
> difficult repetition.

I don't think it's quite _that_ long...  Our local album rock station
used to play it up the back side of lunch hour every Thanksgiving day,
and I don't remember that it broke the half hour...

> It's like manually adding 1000 new Unix users. After the 200th one you
> start making mistakes becasue you get lost in the repetition. Just like
> playing this song, you are fried to a crisp when you're done.

No, Roeland, that's adding 1000 WinNT users.  A Unix guy would just put
the names in a file, and use expect(1L).

-- jra
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