4.0655 LB, Private TeX (1/39)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 30 Oct 90 20:19:56 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0655. Tuesday, 30 Oct 1990.
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 90 08:27:34 CST
Forwarded by: Itzchak Gilboa <GILBH@CUNYVM>
Subject: Newsfeed data follows
CHum on NEWSFEED, in case you missed this one.
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From: MMAC@vax.oxford.ac.uk (The_Edible_Dormouse)
Subject Raymond Chandler hits the computer age...
Date: 29 Oct 90 00:30:05 GMT
This is an exerpt from a leaving speech given by Judith Proud of Oxford
University Computing Service:
Lou Burnard, private TeX, had to think of something fast. The Boolean
operators were coming to get him. They were logical operators, and if they
got their hands on his cluster, there'd be no basis left for negotiation.
He thought of Janet, and his steely gaze softened momentarily -- maybe
she wasn't Word Perfect, but at least she was Write Now.
The door of the Pad swung open and a rasping voice with a slight Lisp
could be heard from the hallway.
"You ain't got a Snobol's chance in Hell, Burnard. When Vi and the Crays
hear about your dossing around with Eva and Ada the Sun ain't goona shine
for you no more, you'll be eating Worms. This is just the Prologue Chum --
when we get our hands on your front end, you'll be hitting high 'C'. Get
wise quick Pal if you don't wanna end up one of them Unix. And remember --
you ain't got the Ghost of a chance."
Just then, he got an idea, -- it was a Simpleplot, but it might just
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