Re: Navigation question

From: Walt <>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 22:42:01 GMT
Message-ID: <ZcHHh.20961$tf.5293_at_trndny06>

"Marshall" <> wrote in message
> On Mar 6, 7:26 am, "Walt" <> wrote:
> > "Marshall" <> 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
> > mind set, you have to understand how limited the PDP-7 computer really
> > The fact that the author takes pride in this mentality is not
> > 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 - 23:42:01 CET

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