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Re: Navigation question

From: Walt <wamitty_at_verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 22:42:01 GMT
Message-ID: <ZcHHh.20961$tf.5293@trndny06>

"Marshall" <marshall.spight_at_gmail.com> wrote in message news:1173196161.139883.223420_at_p10g2000cwp.googlegroups.com...
> On Mar 6, 7:26 am, "Walt" <wami..._at_verizon.net> wrote:
> > "Marshall" <marshall.spi..._at_gmail.com> wrote in message
> >
> >
> > > But still funny!
> >
> > What makes you think it's satire?
>
> Sorry to be overly self-referential. My feigned labeling of
> Tony's post as satire was itself satire. In other words, I
> read Tony's post and after I picked my jaw back up off
> the floor, I thought to heighten the surreality of his analysis
> by reacting to it as if it was a joke.

I'm embarassed to admit that your satire got right by me. I have become desensitized to absurdity as an indicator of probable humor.

I'm going to blame it on too much interaction with Dawn.

>
>
> > 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.
>
> Heh. I used to program the PDP 11/44 by toggling programs in
> with the front panel switches, and they weren't a lot more
> than PDP-7s.
>
> (Compare this statement with "I used to bullseye womprats in
> my T-16 back home, and they're not much bigger than three
> meters.")
>
>
> Marshall
>
> PS. I deeply apologize for the Star Wars quote.
>
Received on Wed Mar 07 2007 - 16:42:01 CST

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