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

Ken Meyer kmeyer at blarg.net
Mon Sep 3 19:36:28 PDT 2007


It may not be a coincidence that those of us in related technical
professions think of RMS as signifying:

"Root Mean Square" :-))

Ken M.


-----Original Message-----

From: members-bounces at lists.sasag.org
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On Behalf Of Michael T. Halligan
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 7:30 PM
To: Jim Hogan
Cc: Seattle Area System Administrators Guild

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

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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