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Re: Navigation question

From: Walt <wamitty_at_verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 15:26:59 GMT
Message-ID: <7LfHh.306$mh.160@trnddc05>

"Marshall" <marshall.spight_at_gmail.com> wrote in message news:1173142065.023302.120950_at_p10g2000cwp.googlegroups.com...
> On Mar 5, 3:36 pm, "Tony D" <tonyisyour..._at_netscape.net> wrote:
> >
> > Well, I took it upon myself to look MUMPS up on Wikipedia, which led
> > me to this lovely document here :
> >
> > Globals - A Primer for Relational

Programmershttp://www.mgateway.com/extreme1.doc
>
> Tony,
>
> Congratulations on a wry bit of satire. Ha ha! This "MUMPS" you
> have imagined gave me quite a chuckle. Very elaborate! However
> to maximize the humor value, I think it is best to have something
> that is *almost* plausible, whereas this stuff you've written
> about couldn't possibly be real.
>
> But still funny!
>
>
> Marshall
>

What makes you think it's satire?

I've been aware of (from a distance) hospital systems based on MUMPS for decades!

In order to understand the "no safety net" and "single character command" mind set, you have to understand how limited the PDP-7 computer really was! The fact that the author takes pride in this mentality is not intentional satire (IMO). It may, however, be unwitting self-satire. Received on Tue Mar 06 2007 - 09:26:59 CST

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