[SASAG] Proprietary Formats on Public Mailing Lists -- Was: Re: System Admin Job opportunity

Michael T. Halligan michael at halligan.org
Mon Sep 3 19:29:53 PDT 2007


On Sep 3, 2007, at 6:55 PM, Jim Hogan wrote:

> On 9/3/07, Michael T. Halligan <michael at halligan.org> wrote:
>
>> Thank you for putting a smile on my face today. Those around me were
>> be wondering why I laughed uncontrollably for 5 minutes, but then  
>> they
>> read your final two paragraphs, and did the same.
>
> OK, so I misspelled Gandhi.  I do that all the time.  Glad it was  
> worth a laugh.
>
> For a few minutes today, it occurred to me that your ad-hygienem
> comment was a joke -- a parody of other low-ball "hippie" comments --
> and that I might be humor impaired.  Guess not.
>
> I will now go back to my relentless search for your name in the
> history of computing being written as we speak.


You're honestly enough of a fanboy that you think RMS is going to be  
remembered in history along side of disparate historic figures such  
as Washington, Oppenheimer, and Gandhi? I can imagine it now, my  
grandchildren  reading about the great RMS and his heroic, and tragic  
fight against soap, shoes, and the evil giant of Redmond that he  
failed to slay, or even annoy.

Now back in reality, Bill Gates is going to be remembered as a great  
philanthropist and a ruthlessly successful tech tycoon. RMS will be  
remembered by techies within our industry until our generation dies off.



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