nutella at zork.net
Tue Apr 3 02:58:17 PDT 2001
03Apr2001 10:41AM (+0100) From [sneakums at zork.net] sneakums [Sean Neakums]
> >>>>> "B" == Bernard <nutella at zork.net> writes:
> >> 2) Word is capable of saving in plain text.
> B> For small values of "plain".
> Well okay, it's MS-DOS plain, but that's about as good as one can
> expect on Windows.
"....and this was Mr. Neakums first compromise. By accepting that
there was something called MS-DOS plain text he gave Word and
Microsoft credibility and removed their need to actually save
their files in wholely plain text. Mr. Neakums followers took
note of his tacit acceptance of this level of plainness and
eventually "plain text" was decided to indicate "Word
text" and vi became banned. Out of his head on absinthe
Linus kept reapeating "sneakums says that MS-DOS text is
good" and gave permission for the replacement of /etc with
a registry. The rest is history....."
Bernard P. Murray, Ph.D.
nutella at zork.net (Department of Desserts and Toppings, San Francisco, USA)
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