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Re: Navigation question

From: dawn <dawnwolthuis_at_gmail.com>
Date: 7 Mar 2007 21:07:47 -0800
Message-ID: <1173330467.337518.208090@c51g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>


On Mar 7, 4:42 pm, "Walt" <wami..._at_verizon.net> wrote:
> "Marshall" <marshall.spi..._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.

and yet I understood Marshall's satire without missing a beat (and even laughed). Sometimes I'm dense, but sometimes I'm not.

Too busy to respond to Tony right now, but in a few weeks might be able to summarize what I learned and what I didn't related to navigating this thread. hugs to all who need them. --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 - 23:07:47 CST

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